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EMDR: Treating Addiction Complicated by PTSD

Numerous therapeutic approaches are used to treat co-occurring substance abuse and mental health diagnoses. At Cottonwood Tucson, in Arizona, we aim to educate our guests about the various options available to support their recovery. One such option is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR was developed to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and...
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EMDR Is Not a Band – It Is a Powerful Therapeutic Tool

Acronyms and abbreviations can be difficult to decode. They are intended to shorten communication—whether written or spoken—so that we don’t have to use the full name of something over and over. But sometimes that doesn’t really help make things more clear. Sometimes it just makes things more confusing than they need to be. What Does...
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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – A Tool for Overcoming Past Trauma

Recovering from trauma and substance abuse disorders often requires a person to see his or her life through a different lens—one that allows them to move forward without remaining in the grip of past experiences and behaviors. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing One type of therapy takes a literal approach to this notion of seeing...
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Why EMDR Helps Recovery

For many people, addiction is a co-occurring disorder with mental health issues. These conditions range from anxiety and depression to childhood trauma and PTSD. Co-Occurring Disorders Too often, the severity of the underlying issue prompts a greater likelihood that other disorders will present. For example, if someone was sexually abused, he or she may also...
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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) EMDR is gaining recognition as a viable integrative therapeutic treatment intervention.  EMDR is used to treat panic and other anxiety disorders, phobias, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and addictions.  EMDR was developed in 1987 following a discovery that eye movements can reduce the severity of disturbing thoughts.  After several years...
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Cottonwood Tucson Co-Sponsors Equine Assisted EMDR Protocol Workshop ~ November 16, 2013

Cottonwood Tucson is co-sponsor for EMDRIA Approved Workshop Join Sarah Jenkins, MC, LPC EMDRIA Approved Consultant for a highly interactive workshop sponsored by Cottonwood Tucson that will introduce Equilateral™, the first EMDR protocol to integrate EMDR and EAP to address trauma. Using this protocol, trauma survivors learn affect tolerance, grounding skills and the ability to...
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“Depression Is A Deadly Disease…and It’s Very Treatable”

Depression in the news If you have a minute, open an internet browser and search the news for the term “depression.” We did this search today on Google and there were 113,000 results. Of course, since our search was fairly general the search results included a few news items about weather, i.e. a tropical depression;...
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