Grappling With the Unknown

Image is of a rollercoaster to go with the metaphor of a ride

The unknown has been on my mind a lot lately for various reasons, some of which, surprisingly, are not about the context of the world and the United States at large. "The unknown" is a common theme in therapy. Will I find love in my life? Should I take this job? Was it the right choice to move here? What's...[ read more ]

The Commotion of Emotion

Man expressing emotion

Emotion is not typically considered people's best friend, but it is nothing to shy aware from, because emotion is information. It help us understand what's impacting us; what's touching a hot spot. They also aid us in understanding our histories. Anger to me may not have been explained or experienced in the same way in my life as it was...[ read more ]

Accelerated Resolution Therapy

Accelerated Resolution Therapy uses eye movements in the treatment protocol.

In January 2019, I pursued training in evidence-based Accelerated Resolution Therapy. You may often hear it pronounced using the letters A.R.T. or ART, not to be confused with "art therapy". I was drawn to ART because I was hearing great things about the relief that people were feeling from their PTSD, phobias and situational anxiety among other struggles. I was...[ read more ]

What’s Up with My Chronic Emotional Overeating?

Upset man holding his head in his hands

Clarifying Emotional Overeating Before we begin, let's just get two things straight: 1. All humans engage in emotional overeating. We often assume it's a bad thing, but it's a human thing. We eat emotionally when we're celebrating someone's birthday with cake. We're not eating because we're hungry for nourishment. We're eating because we're joining in a social pleasure. That's emotional,...[ read more ]

How to Tell if Therapy is Right for You

When it comes to your physical health, it’s pretty easy to know whether or not you need to see a doctor. If you catch a cold, there’s really no need to make an appointment; however, if you break your ankle, you need to immediately get to an emergency room. But when it comes to your mental and emotional health, things...[ read more ]

5 Signs That You Might be Struggling with Anxiety

Everyone feels anxious from time to time. Perhaps you get a bit nervous speaking in front of people or going on a job interview. New situations and new people can definitely give us all the jitters. Yet, for some people, anxiety becomes a frequent and forceful occurrence that completely takes over their lives. Since anxiety comes in many forms, for...[ read more ]

 

Karin Lawson

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