Do Your Irrational Fears, Anxiety and Anger Belong to Someone Else?

Do you have stubborn, irrational feelings of anxiety, fear, and anger that seem to come out of nowhere with no identifiable cause from your life? If so, maybe those feelings aren’t yours. Maybe they belonged to your ancestors. There are ample emotional traumas that can come from our own lives, some that we have buried […]

Healing the Father Wound

Healing the Father Wound by Dr. Sarah A. Edwards, LCSW. Would you say you had a caring, loving relationship with your father? Did he praise, support, and guide you? Did he provide a positive model for the man you would aspire to become? Or was your father absent, neglectful, or abusive emotionally or physically? Did […]

Why and How to Increase Oxytocin Levels in Your Brain

Oxytocin is a powerful hormone and neurotransmitter. If you suffer from trauma, grief or other emotional pain that haunts you, boosting the level of oxytocin in your brain can help. Oxytocin is sometimes called the “love hormone,” the “cuddle chemical” or the “trust hormone,” because it plays a key role in the emotional bond in […]

You’re Not Lazy! You Could Be Stuck on the Impossible Task

Many of my clients suffer from being overwhelmed by the thought of doing even the simplest tasks. This is an often overlooked but very common symptom for people with depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and other mental health problems. Sometimes the impossible tasks are things they can’t get themselves to do because they dread doing […]

The Healing Power of Compassion and Compassion Focused Therapy

Compassion is defined as deep, genuine sympathy for those who are suffering, including ourselves, coupled with a desire to help alleviate this suffering. Research is showing that having feelings of compassion has very positive benefits for our mental and physical health. It is found to put the human mind at ease, alleviate fears and insecurities, […]