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Neurofeedback and The Sacred Path To Emotional Regulation

By Deirdre Stewart, MSC, LAC Director of Trauma Resolution Services for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare Bessel van der Kolk, world-renowned trauma researcher and Senior Fellow of The Meadows, recently published his Randomized Controlled Study of Neurofeedback for those suffering chronic symptoms of developmental trauma. He showed a 40… Read More

Gaming: The Addiction for a New Generation

Video games are great escapes from the world. If as a young adult you struggle with real-life relationships, feel pressure from unrealistic expectations, feel powerless, or defeated and inadequate, games are hypnotizing, allowing you to dissociate from real-life stresses at home, school, and work. Gaming offers many rewards, from escape from… Read More

What Is Bipolar Disorder?

Catherine Zeta-Jones, Carrie Fisher, and Demi Lovato are among the celebrities to recently share their struggles with bipolar disorder but what is it exactly? First, we should take a look at the big picture. Psychiatric diagnoses fall into several categories: mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, substance-related… Read More

What I Wish I’d Known as a Teenager

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual violence can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use disorder, depression, and other trauma-related problems. What I know now: if you have to ask yourself whether sex was consensual, it wasn’t. By definition, the idea of consent means that you would know. This is a message many of my friends and I desperately needed to hear. If I had, when I experienced sexual assault with a boyfriend in my late twenties, I might have known to call it what it was. I believe that we should take the “date” off “date rape” because it seems to minimize the assault. I’d later develop PTSD as a result. Read More

Colorful Foods Improve Health and Well-Being

By Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RDN, Senior Fellow of Meadows Behavioral  Last month, I celebrated National Nutrition Month by asking each of you to dedicate more than just 31 days to get your diet back on track. To truly feel better, you should focus on well-balanced eating year-round. This month, we… Read More

Strengths and Weaknesses as a Spiritual Role in Recovery

By: Nancy Greenlee, LPC, The Meadows Therapist Once a month, the Workshop team is treated to a consultation from Pia Mellody, the creator of the Survivors workshop treatment model. She makes herself available, both to consult on clinical cases, answer and process questions, and to inspire us with her… Read More

Let’s Bring Awareness To ADHD

October is ADHD Awareness Month, and for people without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, it can be difficult to grasp what it feels like for those who do. Individuals with ADHD may hear people flippantly say, “Everyone is a little bit ADHD” or dismiss their experience without… Read More

Paying for Behavioral Health Treatment

More than 43 million Americans suffer from depression, anxiety or other mental health issues, but more than half never get help, even people who have health insurance. These challenges can strike deeply at a family’s financial well-being. Insurance is a crucial tool that can grant access to needed treatment; however,… Read More

Age Can Have An Impact On Mental Health

“Caring for our seniors is the greatest responsibility we have. Those who walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we enjoy” – Senator John Hoeven A very true and apt quote; senior citizens definitely play a major role in making important contributions to the present… Read More