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EMDR: Taking a Closer Look

By Hal Arkowitz, Scott O. Lilienfeld — 2012

More than 500 brands of psychotherapy exist, with new ones springing up on a nearly monthly basis. Although a handful of these neophyte treatments have been tested in scientific studies, it is anybody's guess whether the others actually work.

Read on www.scientificamerican.com

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An Introduction to Massage

Massage is the targeted manipulation of the body’s soft tissue through techniques such as kneading, rubbing, tapping, and stroking, either by hand or with the aid of massage tools. Depending on the style of massage, it can be done on a table, in a chair, on the floor, or even in water.

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7 Bodywork Methods to Try

From the lightest massage to the deepest structural therapy, from the physical to the energetic, find your match.

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Rewiring Your Life

A radical therapy based on eye movements can desensitise painful memories, heal hurts and aid transformation at warp speed.

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Using EMDR Therapy to Heal Your Past: Interview with Creator Francine Shapiro

Francine Shapiro, Ph.D, first discovered and developed EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in 1987 to help people process traumatic memories.

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Francine Shapiro, Developer of Eye-Movement Therapy, Dies at 71

One spring afternoon in 1987, a psychology student trying to shake off an upsetting memory took a stroll through a park in Los Gatos, Calif., distracting herself by darting her eyes back and forth. The sting of the memory quickly faded, and the student, Francine Shapiro, glimpsed her future.

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Spiritual Healing Practice of Laying on Hands

Hands-on healing, also known as Energy, Radiant or Spiritual Healing, has been practiced by many cultures for thousands of years. In Greek mythology, Chiron, the wise Centaur, taught Asclepius, the God of Medicine, hands-on healing.

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A Psychotherapist Goes to Therapy—and Gets a Taste of Her Own Medicine

Even psychotherapists sometimes need therapists themselves. My guest Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who realized she needed to talk to a therapist when the man she expected to marry unexpectedly broke up with her.

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EMDR Therapy for Anxiety, Panic, PTSD and Trauma

In 1987 psychologist Francine Shapiro developed a new type of psychotherapy known as EMDR, which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR therapy has become a more common treatment in recent years as a treatment option for people suffering from anxiety, panic, PTSD, or trauma.

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What Is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a non-invasive, evidence-based method of psychotherapy that helps victims recover from the effects of psychological trauma through adaptive information processing.

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EMDR Therapy: Everything You Need to Know

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR, is a technique that some psychotherapists use to treat people experiencing psychological distress.

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)