See Julieann speak on the Sexual Health Paradigm

A Special Presentation for Professionals:  Bridging the Gap between Sex Addiction Treatment and Sexual Health    Orange County WAAT Tuesday, August 5th – 8:30am-10:00am – National University *3390 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa* Speaker: Julieann Myers. Topic:Bridging the Gap between Sex Addiction Treatment and Sexual Health:  An Integrated Paradigm. This Presentation seeks to achieve the following objectives: Objective 1- Participants will learn about an integrated paradigm…

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Valentines Day? Let’s not wait a Whole Year.

Feel more Love in your Life In order to love we must have emotional intimacy.  Emotional intimacy is a psychological event that happens as trust and communication about our inner selves occurs. Some refer to intimacy as “into-me-you-see.” Emotional intimacy is not the same as sexual intimacy. Sexual intimacy can take place with or without emotional intimacy, and emotional intimacy…

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A New Year, a New Resolution?

Why do we make New Years Resolutions when so many people are not able to achieve them?  Richard Wiseman, a psychologist and author who conducts mass participation experiments, discovered that 52 percent of people making New Year’s resolutions were confident they’d stick it out -yet only about 12 percent actually followed-through to fruition. People wait all year for that one special…

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Mindfulness- A Meaningful Approach to Life

Understanding and Using Mindfulness Daily  Mindfulness is the active state of being awake and conscious.  Simply put, it is having open attention on the present.  Being mindful means you are able to observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance without judging what is good or bad, but rather simply digesting it as “information.” Practicing Mindfulness allows you to be involved in your reality instead…

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Getting to your Peak Performance

Athletic Performance Enhancement – A Word from our own Laurie Chapman As a former All-American athlete, I have experienced the joys and pitfalls of athletic performance and have endured rigorous training sessions that prepared me for national and international competition.  I have learned from my personal and professional experience that success in sport is dependent on both the athlete and the…

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Moving Toward a Richer, More Rewarding Life through EMDR

EMDR Therapy is a powerful therapy model that has helped over two million people of all ages with many types of psychological distress and emotional blocks that hinder optimal functioning.  Think about a fear, traumatic event or “automatic” response you have to a particular memory from your past.  Do you sometimes experience similar situations and have the same response every…

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Adult Children of Addicts: The Traumatic Mind-Body Connection

Many people who were raised by parents or other caregivers that struggled with addiction grow up as a “broken child” in an adult body.  Trauma from living with an addicted caregiver in childhood can seriously affect the development of a healthy self.  Infants come into the world hardwired by genetics, but the environment and our relationships with primary caregivers finalizes…

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