Posts in category Grief

Using EMDR Therapy in Treating Drug Addiction

More often than not, people turn to drugs to cover painful memories in the past, relieve pain or ease their suffering. Despite the harmful consequences, they use drugs because it helps them forget about their problems and mask particular emotions they are going through. Others, however, get hooked on prescribed drugs. They would rationalize using […]

Keeping the Holiday Spirit Alive After A Loss

There is way too much pressure surrounding the holiday season. People get together with their extended family, throw big parties and tell outrageous jokes to one another. This can be heart-breaking when someone you care about is missing from those festivities. How could you possibly celebrate the holiday without spoiling everyone else’s good time or […]

Coping with the Emotional Impact of the Flood

A year ago, Boulder experienced monsoon-like rains that flooded roadways, overflowed creeks and prompted evacuations. As the anniversary of this event rolls around, some of you might be surprised by how emotional you become. No one who lives through a disaster is untouched by the experience. Flooding can have profound effects on a person’s emotional, […]

1 Year Later: Lingering Emotional Effects of the Flooding in Boulder County

On September 13, 2013, the Federal Emergency Management Agency declared the county as a national disaster area. More than 18 inches of rain fell on the region over a 5-day period. The storm came so quietly. No booming lightning. No rolling thunder. It just wisped in silently, without nature’s warning. Just over a year has […]