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EMDR Therapy – Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing is to help people deal with and heal from experiences that have caused emotional trauma. This can be “big” trauma such as violence, assault, severe accidents, or “smaller” traumas emotional hurts, fears or other situations or circumstances that are distressing to people.
If you answered yes to any of these, you may be experiencing the effects of unresolved trauma.
Disturbing events often stay with us. One moment can become frozen in time; images, sounds, smells and feelings can feel as if they are happening in the present, as though the threat never really ended. These memories have a lasting negative effect and can interfere with how you see the world and relate to others. They can also interrupt your ability to engage in the present moment, sustain trusting relationships, concentrate in the workplace and fulfill daily tasks, including self-care.
Intellectual and emotional processing occur in different areas of the brain. Even though you may know that you are “okay,” that is not necessarily how you feel. You may know that you are “good enough,” “safe enough” and “smart enough,” but feel “different,” “vulnerable” and “stupid.” EMDR helps connect what you know to what you feel. This allows the brain to process past experiences and begin to heal.
EMDR has positive effects on how the brain processes information. It helps people let things go. Following an EMDR session, you can find that you no longer relive the trauma. While you can still recall that the incident happened, the incident will longer upset you or disrupt your ability to live a fulfilling life.
Numerous studies show that with EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy much quicker than with only talk therapy. It has been believed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can heal from psychological trauma in the same way the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your physical body, it works to close the wound. However, if there is something remaining in the wound, it irritates it, festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes.
If you are ready to begin you healing from trauma, contact us now.
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