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Bronwyn Robertson, LPC

Integrative, Mindfulness-based, Wellness-oriented

Therapy For Personal Growth and Healing

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Cinematherapy for Foster and Adoptive Families, and Individuals with Disabilities

Posted on 9 July, 2017 at 14:40 Comments comments (268)

By Bronwyn Robertson

Why are movies, television shows, cartoons and videos so entertaining? Why do they have the power to engross viewers for hours on end, move them to both laughter and tears, and even inspire their insights and aspirations? Watching movies, television shows, cartoons and videos can be profoundly engaging and, in fact, quite therapeutic. It has even become a form of therapy: cinematherapy.

International research spanning more than half a century has shown that wh...

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Treating Trauma: Body, Brain and Behavior

Posted on 10 July, 2016 at 9:55 Comments comments (4)

Joey is a quiet and shy child. The 5-year-old is prone to daydreaming and seems content to play alone. He rarely gets into trouble, unlike his 11-year-old brother Jonathan who is easily agitated and always seems to be angry. The brothers were removed from their biological parents two years ago and placed into foster care. They are now with loving foster parents who want to adopt them but are concerned about Jonathan’s aggressive and destructive behaviors. The boys’ social worker h...

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Mindfully facing our Fears on Halloween

Posted on 27 October, 2015 at 18:40 Comments comments (6)

Fears can imprison us, haunt us, and cause us to view our lives through a lens of darkness and negativity.

 

Fear is an intense physiological, emotional, and mental reaction that sends stress hormones and adrenaline surging throughout the body and brain, and causes the heart rate to soar. Intense, overwhelming fear literally shuts off parts of our brain and can lead to obsessive, negative thinking, nightmares, and a persistent state of heightened vigilance and reactivity.

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Mindfulness Meditation promotes Mental Health

Posted on 8 February, 2014 at 14:40 Comments comments (4)

What are the mental health benefits of meditation, of slowing down, paying attention and directing our focus inward? Research from some of the world's leading practitioners and scholars supports that the practice of meditation, specifically mindfulness meditation, lowers our stress level, improves concentration, and enhances our ability to manage our emotions and tolerate pain.


A recent study from Wake Forrest University School of Medicine sug...

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