EMDR & Trauma
“We can be our worst selves when we’re afraid, or our best, bravest selves.”
– Brene Brown
Experiencing trauma can be life changing and difficult. It may be a trauma, which many others have experienced; however, it is still unique to you. These experiences could have happened in childhood or throughout the lifespan in several different environments or situations. Your mind and your body may not feel like your own, and you may feel hostage to your thoughts. These trauma experiences may be impacting your relationships, work life, or even your daily functioning. The impacts could be making communication difficult, decreasing your self-esteem, and creating difficulty in a wide range of other areas of your life and relationships. Individuals, who experience any signs or symptoms of trauma, may benefit from receiving trauma-informed treatment. By using a trauma-informed treatment approach, we can help you create a new sense of self, outside of the trauma you experienced. One treatment approach we use to help treat trauma is EMDR.
What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of treatment that applies therapeutic processing to negative memories. It is an evidence-based approach proven to treat clients with a history of trauma. Although EMDR is designed to help people who have experienced trauma, it is also proven to help with other distressing life experiences such as anxiety, grief, phobias, panic disorders, PTSD, etc.
For more information on EMDR: https://www.emdria.org/about-emdr-therapy/