Win Morgan Clinical Psychology Resources

Mindfulness and Self Care

“Mindfulness is simply a clear, non-judgmental awareness of your inner and outer worlds. In particular, it’s an awareness of the flow of experience in your inner world – an alert observing of your thoughts, emotions, body sensations, desires, memories, images, personality dynamics, attitudes, etc.” 

R. Hanson & R. Mendius

Trauma and Anxiety

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a real illness. You can get PTSD after living through or seeing a traumatic event, such as war, a hurricane, sexual assault, physical abuse, or a bad accident. PTSD makes you feel stressed and afraid after the danger is over. It affects your life and the people around you.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
The link below will bring you to an interview with two of the authors of a book which discusses one of the most groundbreaking psychological studies ever undertaken to highlight the dramatic effects of childhood stress on long-term psychological and medical development. Other links will be posted soon with regard to this study and its implications.

The link belowwill bring you to CDC resources about ACE and provides links to the ACE questionnaire..

Substance Abuse

Millions struggle with alcohol abuse – many don’t seek treatment. Learn about the signs of alcoholism, short & long-term effects, & where to find help.

Many people, prior to treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, may suffer from depression or severe anxiety and have difficulty managing their behavior. In an attempt to control the anxiety associated with PTSD, people turn to drugs and alcohol as a means of self medicating.

“We can make our minds so still like water
That beings gather around us
That they may see their own images,
And so live for a moment with a clearer,
Perhaps even fiercer life, Because of our quiet.”

William Butler Yeats

Useful Articles


If you read the “Welcome” page for this website, you’ll note that the person who is most dependent on you is your future self. It’s quite clear that you have a relationship with the person you will be 1 minute from now….or an hour or a day, or a month or a year. The possibility for change is inherent in everything and our behavior and choices can profoundly change our future self. Being in relationship is among the most important… Read more

EMDR Explained

One of the adjunctive therapies I use is called EMDR. Googling it will probably give you a further understanding of what’s entailed in this process, but, essentially, it involves bilateral stimulation (bilateral, meaning a sensation which alternates between stimulating the left side and right side of the body, usually done by holding two small pulsars which vibrate gently), combined with a type of psychotherapy. The bilateral stimulation engages both hemispheres of the brain in the therapy process because, often, when… Read more


Why? Meditation is to the mind what aerobic exercise is to the body. Like exercise, there are many good ways to do it and you can find the one that suits you best. Studies have shown that regular meditation promotes mindfulness (sustained observing awareness), whose benefits include decreased stress-related cortisol, insomnia, symptoms of autoimmune illnesses, PMS, asthma, falling back into depression, general emotional distress, anxiety, and panic, and increased immune system factors, control of blood sugar in type 2 diabetes,… Read more
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