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How Does EMDR Work?

By Quinton Skinner

No one is exactly sure how eye movement desensitization and reprocessing helps treat trauma, but here are three working theories.

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This is Your Vagus Nerve on Lockdown

By Catherine Guthrie

Here’s how a lack of social interaction and fear of COVID contagion affects your vagus nerve.

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Why the Vagus Nerve Matters to Your Health

By Catherine Guthrie

The vagus nerve, also known as the gut–brain axis, plays a critical role in stress regulation and overall health. Learn how you can take care of yours.

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How EMDR Helps to Treat Trauma

By Quinton Skinner

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a trauma treatment that often produces results when nothing else will. But what is it, and how does it work?

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How Therapeutic Work — and Medication — Helped Gabrielle Bernstein Emerge from Trauma

By Gabrielle Bernstein

In her new book, Happy Days: The Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Freedom and Inner Peace, spiritual teacher Gabrielle Bernstein talks about how medication, when prescribed as part of a larger program of recovery and therapy, can help establish a safe baseline from which to do the deeper work.

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Why Black Women Need Self-Care

By Oludara Adeeyo

Radical self-care practices are critical for healing ourselves and our communities, especially when it comes to Black women. Psychotherapist and social worker Oludara Adeeyo, the author of the new book Self-Care for Black Women, explains why — and offers a grounding exercise you can try today.

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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: The Power of Stillness

By Henry Emmons, MD

How taking time to do nothing can lead us to our better selves.

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When the Hard Stuff Happens . . .

With With Nora McInerny, Author, Podcast Creator, and Public Speaker
Season 4, Episode 9

At one point or another in all our lives, we will all go through hard things. We typically can’t prepare for them and they can catch us off guard, and yet we often often judge ourselves for how we react or behave in those moments — and after. Nora McInerny, author, podcast creator, and public speaker, joins us in this episode to talk about how to cope during those times, the ways they shape and change us, and why we can never move on or go back, but we can move forward.

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How Massage and Healing Touch Benefit Overall Health

By Mo Perry

Massage can help with pain relief, digestion, and even immunity.

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Yoga for Veterans: Q&A With Daniel Libby, PhD

By Jill Patton, FMCHC

The founder of the Veterans Yoga Project shares how past and present military members are benefiting with self-regulating tools like yoga and meditation.

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The Lifestyle Guide to Supporting Your Immune System

By Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT

Understand what factors outside of nutrition and exercise influence the health of your immune system.

Samantha McKinney

Thyroid Health: How to Identify Imbalances + Tips for Support

With Samantha McKinney, RD
Season 4, Episode 5

Thyroid issues are prevalent: An estimated one in seven people are affected, with even more suffering from an imbalance — and many not even aware that their thyroid is behind their symptoms. Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, shares the signals our thyroid might be sending us, the tests to ask for, and the lifestyle habits we can implement in our daily lives to nourish and support our thyroids.

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Understanding OCD

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC

What is OCD, and what are some treatment options?

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Pause for a Moment

By Bahram Akradi

In stressful times, the ability to slow down, process, and be present can be transformative.

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How to Deal With Rejection

By Mo Perry

Fear of rejection can keep us from living life fully, but there are graceful ways to handle the sting.

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The True Source of a Runner’s High?

By Michael Dregni

Could endocannabinoids —not endorphins — be the answer?

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PTSD Coaching

By Michael Dregni

The Department of Veteran Affairs has developed several apps to help veterans cope with trauma — but they’re available to everyone.

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A Holistic Approach to Health — and Weight Loss

With Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 1

When it comes to building optimal health — including goals like losing weight — fitness and nutrition are often the two main factors that are associated with results. But there are many other lifestyle behaviors that influence your ability to reach and sustain your goals. Anika Christ, RD, CPT, joins us to take a comprehensive look, offering strategies for better health as a whole — and weight loss as a byproduct.

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Complete the Stress Cycle

By Emily Nagoski, PhD

Human Giver Syndrome makes women uniquely vulnerable to stress-related illnesses and burnout. Renowned health educator Emily Nagoski, PhD, offers strategies we can all use to relieve the tension.

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How to Use Tapping

By Courtney Lewis Opdahl

This holistic-healing technique uses the body’s acupressure points to lower stress and reset your mind.

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