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How Long Do EMDR Side Effects Last?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamMedically Reviewed BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: June 30, 2022Updated: June 29, 2022EMDR, or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, has become one of the most popular and effective tools for trauma therapy and addiction recovery. This simple, medication-free approach to trauma healing is…

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Can EMDR Trigger Seizures?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamMedically Reviewed BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: June 20, 2022Updated: June 29, 2022Finding the right therapeutic tools can be overwhelming. With therapies like eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, otherwise known as EMDR, it can be hard to know if this simple, medication-free approach…

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4 Benefits of the 12-Step Program for Addiction

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 23, 2022Updated: May 24, 2022The 12-step program is a cornerstone of the addiction recovery process for many people. It can provide much-needed guidance to those suffering from addiction and structure for people while holding them accountable in their journey to recovery.…

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3 Benefits of Group Therapy Activities

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 16, 2022Updated: May 24, 2022Being part of a group can offer additional emotional support and positivity that individual therapy techniques can sometimes struggle to capture. This is the main reason why group therapy activities are commonly prescribed aspects of a well-rounded…

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Individual Therapy and Who Can Benefit from It

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 6, 2022Updated: May 10, 2022Individual therapy is a form of psychotherapy that can benefit individuals who are going through recovery and require assistance. The techniques that individual therapy providers use are able to help address a variety of emotional difficulties and…

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How Women Can Cope with a Dual Diagnosis

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 29, 2022Updated: April 27, 2022Women across the United States struggle with mental health and addiction. Social pressure, unprocessed trauma, and life changes can lead many women to turn to substance use. Studies now show that at least half of women living…

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5 Ways Women Can Cope With Stress and Anxiety in Recovery

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 22, 2022Updated: April 27, 2022Addiction recovery can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, many women lack the support systems they need during recovery. Stress and anxiety are common for women in every stage of recovery. For some, this can trigger drug or alcohol cravings…

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Physical Effects of Anorexia on a Woman’s Body

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: February 18, 2022Updated: February 2, 2022Anorexia is one of the most common eating disorders. People with anorexia greatly struggle with maintaining a healthy weight, can be dangerously underweight, and may be nutrient deficient. While the disorder is…

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Signs You Are Struggling with Bulimia

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: February 11, 2022Updated: February 18, 2022Bulimia is an eating disorder characterized by alternating periods of binge-eating and purging. Binge-eating is when a person eats much more food than their body needs in a short time. Purging, then, is the…