What is Trauma?
Anyone can experience trauma. It can occur when you least expect it and consume every part of your life, leaving you depressed, confused, fearful, and numb. Trauma is a psychological or emotional response to an event – ranging in degrees, experienced personally or witnessed – that is disturbing or deeply distressing.
What is EMDR Therapy?
EMDR is a type of psychotherapy that is commonly used to treat PTSD and trauma. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It’s a clinical technique that uses the body’s natural ability to process memories by mimicking the eye movements that are experienced during REM sleep. Many people have found EMDR therapy to be an effective treatment option for PTSD or extreme trauma; however, it has been effective in treating many other issues, including:
- Panic Attacks
- Grief and Loss
- Disturbing Memories
- Eating Disorders
Many symptoms are associated with trauma. If you’ve experienced a trauma, you may find that you’ve experienced several of these symptoms or just one. These symptoms can be triggered without notice by a sight, sound, smell, or feeling. They include, but are not limited to:
- Feelings of Sadness
- Feelings of Despair
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment methodology that is highly effective in treating post traumatic stress as well as a wide range of other conditions such as anxiety, complicated grief, panic attacks, performance anxiety, disturbing memories, stress reduction and others. EMDR uses the brain’s natural abilities of healing to process disturbing memories in a way that the memories become less disturbing, resulting in significantly reduced emotional and physiological distress.