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Brainspotting Therapy as Trauma Healing

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 05/31/19
Brainspotting Therapy

Brainspotting Therapy as Trauma Healing is quickly becoming more common in drug and alcohol treatment programs as a tool to address the issues of trauma for patients while in recovery. It is also an excellent extension to the usual treatment modalities used for addiction and mental health recovery. The brain and body store more than we…

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Trauma: The Forgotten Partner of Substance Abuse Disorder

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 05/08/19
Trauma and Substance Abuse Disorder

It’s true that Trauma is the forgotten partner of substance abuse disorder. Most people who suffer from substance abuse disorder have dealt with some form of trauma in their lives, such as: Childhood trauma Physical abuse Emotional abuse PTSD Rape victims Neglect Homelessness and many more… These types of trauma may not necessarily be the…

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Brainspotting Exercises

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 04/22/19
brainspotting therapy

Brainspotting exercises the brain’s limbic system, according to Andrew Green. “Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing, and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms.” (David Grand Ph.D.) With a trained and sympathetic clinician, a client has the opportunity through BPS…

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Recognizing Codependency

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 04/08/19
Recognizing Codependency

Recognizing Codependency between two people is important because sometimes the best choice is to walk away from a relationship, despite the heartbreak that will follow. While it may be uncomfortable to let go of someone, it is often more damaging to stay in a relationship that is dysfunctional. Unfortunately, many people ride out toxic (and…

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TMS for Depression

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 04/08/19
TMS

It is estimated that 322 million people across the globe live with depression. While there are many effective treatments for depression, some methods may be invasive or ineffective for treating each individual. Although treatment modalities are on a trial-and-error basis, it can be discouraging to see little to no improvement after seeking help. But, an…

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“Working with Trauma and the Body” Workshop

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 04/04/19
Working with Trauma and the Body Workshop

May 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Trauma is stored in the body. Although talk therapy is beneficial, it is limited when working with trauma. This workshop will help you learn how to pay attention to how emotional and physical states show up in the body. You will learn ways gestures, movements, the…

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Compassion Fatigue Prevention Training & Resiliency of the Wound

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 01/22/19
Compassion Fatigue Prevention Training & Resiliency of the Wound

January 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Iris Healing Retreat presents a special training: Jessica Rodriguez, PhD, LAADC-S, ICADC, MAC, CTRTC, CTP, CIP, GIP, CTS, FSS “Compassion Fatigue Prevention Training & Resiliency of the Wounded Healers” Throughout my 23 years in the care giving field, I’ve witnessed endless excellent professionals in the field…

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