Healing from Trauma with EMDR Therapy
Healing Trauma/Relief from painful emotions/Letting go of the past
It’s no surprise that trauma can be an underlying cause of many issues that come up in therapy. Whether it’s anxiety, depression, addiction, or relationship problems some level of trauma is usually at the core of all these issues. That’s why having a treatment like EMDR to effectively treat these issues is so important if we really want to take these issues up by the roots. EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and it helps people quickly and effectively move through their traumas from the past.
Trauma is experienced bi-laterally (across both hemispheres in the brain), meaning you don’t just have the memory, but the experience and feeling of the memory as well.
EMDR “dislodges” the trauma from where it was stuck in the brain so it can be felt, processed, and transformed into a processed memory that no longer has the same effect or intensity.
Because the bi-lateral stimulation directly targets and activates trauma quickly, EMDR allows people move quickly through a traumatic event in as short as 2 or 3 sessions.
Think of a splinter of wood that gets stuck in your finger. If you remove or “dislodge” the splinter your finger will heal on it’s own. EMDR work to remove that trauma to a place where it can be processed into a memory and the brain, like your finger will heal on it’s own. It can be intense at times but a good clinician will take good care to make sure you are safe and able to manage whatever may come up along the way so you can get to relief.
If you would like more information on how I can help address whatever concerns you might have please feel free to contact me. I offer a free 10 minute phone consultation prior to intake and would be happy to discuss with you how we can address whatever issues you are struggling with and effectively help you feel better.