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How You Nomophobes Can Cope With iOS 8 Bugs in Apple iPhone

The less-than-perfect rollout of Apple’s iOS has caused plenty of headaches, but for some, especially nomophobes, it’s a nightmare.

A slew of people have complained of glitches stemming from the iOS 8 update that have rendered some iPhones sluggish, sent apps crashing and caused problems with Apple’s native keyboard, among other reported issues.

It didn’t help Wednesday when the intended fix, iOS 8.0.1, caused some iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users to lose cellular service and Touch ID functionality, essentially turning their phones into iPods.

Read the interview with The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction about “Nomophobes” on the abc news website!

By |October 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How You Nomophobes Can Cope With iOS 8 Bugs in Apple iPhone

A Texting Driver’s Education

14-NEURO-1-master675On Sept. 22, 2006, Reggie Shaw, 19, climbed into his sport utility vehicle to head to a painting job. He picked up a Pepsi at the local gas station and started over the mountain pass between Tremonton, Utah, his hometown, and Logan, the big city to the east, near the Idaho border.

It was 6:30 in the morning, and freezing rain was falling. Just behind Reggie was John Kaiserman, a farrier, who was driving a truck and trailer carrying a thousand pounds of horseshoes and equipment. Mr. Kaiserman noticed Reggie swerve several times across the yellow divider and thought: This guy is going to cause us all some trouble.

Reggie came over a big crest and headed down a hill, traveling around 55 miles an hour as he hit a flat stretch. He crossed the yellow divider again. This time, he clipped a Saturn heading the other direction on the two-lane highway. Inside the Saturn were two men, Jim Furfaro and Keith O’Dell, commuting to work.

Click here to Read the NYTIMES article

By |September 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Texting Driver’s Education

Trauma and Anxiety Sufferers Turn to EMDR for Quick Help

 

by Dr. David Greenfield

 

 

EMDR –WHAT IS IT?

 

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing.  For many people, EMDR can be a very powerful and effective way of neutralizing and creating positive resolutions of troublesome memories or other strong emotions, such as those from trauma, PTSD, or other anxiety–based problems. EMDR can be an effective adjunctive procedure for dealing with various addiction issues.  It can also act as an important addition to other therapy and be used even if you are in treatment with another doctor.  In doing so, it may facilitate certain areas more rapidly and effectively. EMDR has received approval as an effective first-line treatment for Trauma and Post Trauma Stress Syndrome by the American Psychiatric Association.

 

HOW MANY EMDR SESSIONS ARE NEEDED?

 

For someone who wishes to focus on a single recent or past trauma, sometimes a few sessions of EMDR treatment may be sufficient within the context of ongoing therapy.  For people with a long history of painful traumatic events, PTSD, or other anxiety related issues, a number of EMDR sessions may be needed to achieve good results. In general, EMDR is a brief and effective means of achieving positive change and results.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

 

The first part of EMDR is the psychologists or therapist recording a history of the problem during the initial consultation. Part of the treatment process involves inducing rapid eye movement (using alternating light stimulation) which triggers eye patterns similar to what occurs during REM dream sleep. Sometimes we use bilaterally stimulated auditory or tactile stimulation as well. This procedure facilitates troublesome memories and emotions to be recalled and experienced, but be desensitized at the same time. These emotions and thoughts are then reprocessed and neutralized much faster than without the eye movement procedure.  For many people this offers palpable release and relief of negative emotions.  At the same time, they can reprocess any negative feelings about themselves and replace them with more positive and adaptive thoughts and feelings.

 

The EMDR processing continues during the treatment sessions(s) which are typically conducted in 90 minutes until all the troublesome memories and feelings have been neutralized.  We believe that EMDR helps support an accelerated processing of memory and emotions, which can speed up the healing process

 

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS TO THE EMDR PROCEDURE?

 

Typically none. Occasionally there can be some fatigue which is usually short lived. If there are ant contraindications for the use of the procedure, this will be discussed in the initial consultation.

 

 HOW DR. GREENFIELD USES IN TREATMENT

 

Frequently I utilize a combination of traditional and cutting-edge techniques combining psychotherapy, neurophysiologic approaches like EMDR, solution-focused therapy, and Imago Relationship Therapy to produce an effective and results-oriented approach.

 

For more information on EMDR, please visit our website at http://drdavidgreenfield.com/emdr/

 

By |August 15th, 2013|EMDR, Services, Wordpress|Comments Off on Trauma and Anxiety Sufferers Turn to EMDR for Quick Help