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Pink Concussions

In the study of the brain, impact and injury are just two events that can alter cognitive function. Pink Concussions is a non-profit organization that is intent on increasing the awareness of concussions in women and girls. This organization discusses the current research has… Continue Reading “Pink Concussions”

Brain Science and Mental Health

Mental health counseling is a brain-based practice.  Or at least it should be.  Shouldn’t we be looking at the organ we’re treating?  Researchers have established human behaviors and emotions as based in brain functioning (Beeson & Field, 2017).  Because of advancements in technology, mental… Continue Reading “Brain Science and Mental Health”

Neurofeedback

One service offered at Northwest Counseling Center is Neurofeedback, which is a form of training allowing the client to create lasting changes in the brain.  In this video, featured on CNN, Linda Ciampa discusses the use of Neurofeedback for ADHD rather than medication. http://

How EMDR Changes Lives

Adam Cayton-Holland is a comedian that shared his personal experience with trauma in the article “The Best Drug I’ve Ever Taken Wasn’t Even a Drug. It Was EMDR Therapy” (Cayton-Holland, 2018).  As a young man, Adam experience the traumatic loss of his little sister… Continue Reading “How EMDR Changes Lives”

Being Mindful

It is easy to get caught up the busyness of everyday life.  With the various responsibilities, a moment of quiet may be difficult to achieve.  This chaotic and rushed mindset decreases a person’s awareness of the here-and-now.  Mindfulness is a practice by which an… Continue Reading “Being Mindful”

Being Mindful

It is easy to get caught up the busyness of everyday life.  With the various responsibilities, a moment of quiet may be difficult to achieve.  This chaotic and rushed mindset decreases a person’s awareness of the here-and-now.  Mindfulness is a practice by which an… Continue Reading “Being Mindful”

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