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Common Co-Occurring Disorders

A Positive Legacy of Trauma: How Suffering Could Change You for the Better

At some point or another, most of us will experience a traumatic event in our lives. If we’re fortunate, we will heal from the physical or emotional wounds and return to our regularly scheduled lives, changed but somehow stronger. While we hear a lot about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in our culture, trauma can also […]

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Guilty Woman

Guilt, Forgiveness and Recovery: Stop the Shame Cycle

Forgiveness is part of the healing process that you will go through as you strive to overcome addiction. While you may recognize that you have to forgive others, you may have a really hard time figuring out how to forgive yourself. There are probably a lot of things that you did in the past while […]

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Horse Therapy for Domestic Abuse Victims

Horse Therapy for Domestic Abuse Victims

Horse therapy is a unique form of animal assisted therapy. It is an experiential therapy, meaning that progress is made through hands-on activities. Horse therapy has been beneficial for people with post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder and even substance use disorder. Horses seem to have an uncanny ability to reveal dramatic truths to people, […]

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PTSD Medications

Trending: Complementary and Alternative PTSD Treatments

Stress, anxiety and the blues are all feelings that can be expected after a traumatic event, but a more serious condition called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be at play if symptoms like nightmares, avoidance, mood swings and poor concentration persist for more than a month after the triggering event.

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Husband and Wife Supporting Each Other Through Depression

The Dos and Don’ts of Helping Your Partner Through Depression

By Rodney Robertson, D. Min., M.A., M.Div., Director of Family Services at The Ranch Deborah was devastated when she lost her job at age 42. She blamed herself for not being capable enough and went from her usual schedule of getting up for work to barely leaving home. She dwelled on all the things that […]

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Eye Movement Therapy

How EMDR Can Help Heal the Trauma Behind Addiction

By Bethany Winfield, MFT, MA, EMDR I & II, Trauma Therapist at The Ranch Studies show childhood trauma is at the root of many addictions and can also lead to other mental health disorders. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is one of the ways we help people uncover and heal traumatic memories that have […]

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Family Members and Addiction

Why We Treat Addiction as a Family Affair

By Rodney Robertson, D.Min., M.A., M.Div., Director of Family Services at The Ranch The person who comes into a drug rehab program for treatment is the “designated” or “identified” patient, but the truth is addiction is a family affair. Although one person is identified as having a problem, the family is a system of interconnected parts […]

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Woman Suffering From Depression

Holistic Strategies for Battling Depression

The standard approach to treating depression includes medications and psychotherapy, but in some cases, and for reasons doctors and therapists don’t fully understand, these approaches are only partially successful. Complementary approaches including yoga, exercise, nutrition, and supplements for depression may all be added to a holistic treatment plan to help achieve success. Let’s review some […]

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