Link Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addictions ~ by Dr. Gabor Mate

  Dr. Gabor Mate, author of “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addictions,” suggests that one of the major causes of addictions is childhood trauma. For years the addiction field has said that addictions were caused by genetics. If your father is an addict then you have the…

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EMDR and Addiction Recovery

In the new EMDR book,  “EMDR in Addiction Continuing Care: A Phenomenological Study of Women Treated in Early Recovery,” Jamie Marich conducted a study of using EMDR therapy with 10 women who suffered from addictions.  The women were from different ethnic backgrounds, had diverse trauma histories and issues. The women…

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Top 5 EMDR Books for Treating Children

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These are my top 5 picks on working with children. I have tried to include a variety of resources that will cover many age ranges. I highly recommend studying with the experts in person whenever you get a chance. Many of these authors teach at the EMDRIA conferences or offer…

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