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Resources

Below you will find resources surrounding the various forms of therapy I meld in order to nurture the therapeutic relationship and promote neuropsychological growth. There are quick videos that efficiently explore some of my favorite modalities. I truly believe in the power of psychoeducation. Knowing how the brain works allows us to destigmatize mental health and remove some of the shame we often feel while overwhelmed/activated/flooded/dysregulated. (Learn those terms!)

I have also included sites where you and your family may be able to find additional education and support no matter what you may be struggling with. Grief in all forms, Bereavement, Trauma, Dementia, Cancer, COVID-19 (survivors and intubation trauma, bereaved family members, healthcare professionals), Relational Issues, and more.

Therapeutic Modalities: 

Brainspotting: 

What is Brainspotting? In-depth explanation from its developer, Dr. David Grand

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm3Plvaf3UE

Research and Case Studies

https://brainspotting.com/about-bsp/research-and-case-studies/

 

Article: Brainspotting: Recruiting the midbrain for accessing and healing sensorimotor memories of traumatic activation

https://brainspotting.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Corrigan-and-Grand-2013-MedHyp80-759-766.pdf

EMDR: 

How EMDR works (quick video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKrfH43srg8

Introduction to EMDR therapy from EMDRIA:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pkfln-ZtWeY&t=339s

Polyvagal Theory:

Trauma and the Nervous System: A Polyvagal Perspective

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdIQRxwT1I0

DBT:

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy? (quick video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Stz--d17ID4&t=1s

EFT Tapping explained: 

How does tapping work?

(This quick video applies to weight management, grief, and trauma alike)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpAICLoh8yg

Grief:

David Kessler: How to find meaning after loss TED Talk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3azoUEEy3E

Attachment Theory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjOowWxOXCg

Mindfulness Meditation: 

What is Mindfulness?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-1Y6IbAxdM&t=27s

Favorite Meditation websites and Apps:

Insight Timer (it's free!)

https://www.insighttimer.com

Calm App:

*If you have a Google Home, say "Help me meditate" and a 30 day Calm App Series will show up for free!

https://www.calm.com/

Gottman Method Couple Therapy: 

The Easiest Way to Improve your Relationship:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib7Ain2aVR0

Mental Health Conditions: 

What is PTSD? (two wonderful videos):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMC2jt_QVEE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KXtlIX_yUs

How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime, Nadine Burke Harris: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95ovIJ3dsNk

What is Clinical Depression?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhukM33VLgo

What is Bipolar Disorder?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSvk8LLBo2g

What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mPwQTiMSj8

What is Social Anxiety Disorder?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLjPrNe63kk

What is Panic Disorder?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxELZyA2bJs

What are Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, inattentive, predominantly hyperactive, and combined types?: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQRh_VMA7Vc

What is Schizophrenia?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PURvJV2SMso

The Brain:

What is Sleep Apnea?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjQPGs_tvDY

What is a Stroke? For patients and families:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpgFWK3qkhk

Dementia explained: 

What is Dementia?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmaEql66gB0&t=27s

Alzheimer's Disease:

What is Alzheimer's Disease? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfLP8fFrOp0

Alzheimer's Association

https://www.alz.org/

Help and Support:

https://www.alz.org/help-support

Find your Local Chapter:

https://www.alz.org/local_resources/find_your_local_chapter

Vascular Dementia: 

What is Vascular Dementia?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdkU5vCIpaU

Vascular Dementia Explained

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_ZohkndikU

What is a stroke? For patients and families:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpgFWK3qkhk

Lewy Body Dementia:

What is Lewy Body Dementia?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhE2dyeHP54

Lewy Body Dementia Symptom Checklist:

https://www.lbda.org/comprehensive-lbd-symptoms-checklist/

Lewy Body Dementia Association 

https://www.lbda.org/

Parkinson's Disease:

What is Parkinson's Disease?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRLB7WqX0fU

What is Epigenetics?: Parkinson's Disease and Epigenetics

https://scienceofparkinsons.com/2020/09/06/tet2/

*A great read on epigenetics even if you are not living with PD

Michael J Fox Foundation: 

https://www.michaeljfox.org/

Parkinson's Disease Foundation:

https://www.apdaparkinson.org/

 

Local Dementia/PD Resources:

 

Find Clinical Trials Near You:

https://www.clinicaltrials.gov

Parkinson's Disease Resources in South Florida:

https://www.apdaparkinson.org/community/south-florida/resources-support-fl/rock-steady-boxing/

FAU Memory and Wellness Center, Support Groups, Adult Day Program: 

https://nursing.fau.edu/outreach/memory-and-wellness-center/index.php

Mae Volen Senior Center, Adult Day Program:

https://volencenter.com/

*Locations in East Boca Raton, West Boca Raton, and Delray Beach

iMATTER Adult Day Center: 

https://www.imatteradc.com/

Alzheimer Community Care- Specialized Alzheimer's Care Centers throughout Palm Beach County, 24- hour Crisis Line, Support Groups : 

https://www.alzcare.org/

 

Cancer: 

What is Cancer?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGaQ0WwZ_0I

What is Multiple Myeloma?

https://youtu.be/uTAak5TQppQ

International Myeloma Foundation

https://www.myeloma.org/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA15yNBhDTARIsAGnwe0VmE7uApqy9zzAXj6osAf1UoUJHFOksLidA-ZmwZS3Qo3Qh-1hnQSQaAq1LEALw_wcB

SparkCures: Find Myeloma Specialists, Treatments, Clinical Trials 

https://sparkcures.com/

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society:

https://www.lls.org/

How Monoclonal Antibodies Treat Cancer: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxnjAc-rqz8

What is an Autologous Stem Cell Transplant? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwEOxO89Rms

What is an Allogenic Stem Cell Transplant? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLMWPgo6jUY

List of Diseases treated by Stem Cell Transplants: 

https://bloodstemcell.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/bloodstemcell/data/transplant-activity/cvdr_list_of_diseases_final.pdf

What is CAR T-Cell Therapy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OadAW99s4Ik&t=2s

The HEART: 

What is Congestive Heart Failure? :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypYI_lmLD7g

What is Atrial Fibrillation?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FLE6HWiImM

COVID-19:

What is COVID-19?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKpVMivbTfg