Lori McIsaac Bewsher

Anxiety Isn’t a Bad Word

Last year, I had the chance to visit an exhibition at the Museum of Science in Boston called the Hall of Human Life. The exhibit explored various aspects of human life and behaviour through the lenses of anatomical, evolutionary and environmental changes. There were five areas of focus: physical forces, community, food, organisms and time. …

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Heal From Trauma: EMDR & Polyvagal Theory

In order to heal from trauma, it is helpful to understand how our nervous system gathers information from our environment and responds to it. Polyvagal theory, created by Dr. Stephen Porges, offers this explanation and can enhance trauma therapy approaches. Sympathetic Nervous System It’s easy to recognize when our autonomic nervous system is activated in …

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