Paulette Sears Counseling

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Problem Gambling Self-Assesment

Gamblers Anonymous offers the following questions to anyone who may have a gambling problem. These questions are provided to help the individual decide if he or she is a compulsive gambler and wants to stop gambling. TWENTY QUESTIONS ABOUT GAMBLING Did you ever lose time from work or school due to gambling? Has gambling ever…

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EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing

What is Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)?

By Paulette Sears Brief History of EMDR EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. EMDR is a technique for processing an individual’s traumatic or disturbing memories. The technique was discovered accidentally in 1987 by a psychologist who developed a way to eliminate her own disturbing emotions. The process by which this occurred is known as…

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Gambling Problem

Understanding Problem Gambling

By Paulette Sears No one knows for certain why some people can engage in recreational gambling without it becoming a problem in their lives, while others’ gambling behavior becomes a problem that can develop into a destructive addiction in their life.  But what is clear is that gambling does become a significant problem in many…

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