EMDR therapy is an evidence-based therapy that process trauma in a new, less distressing way. When someone is suffering from PTSD or anxiety after a trauma, the traumatic memory gets locked away primarily in the body. It actually gets encoded into your DNA and causes post-traumatic stress reactions. Traumatized individuals can often identify “where” in the body they feel distress, such as a “heavy heart” or “clenched teeth”. They also report being “triggered” unexpectedly and often feel like the trauma is happening in the present, despite how much time has gone by since the event(s). Since EMDR therapy is a mind/body therapy, it heals the body disturbance through eye movements or tapping, and the mind through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), inherent in the treatment.
As a Certified EMDR therapist (advanced), I am fully confident that I can help you with EMDR therapy if you have been traumatized. Trauma can be a discrete event or “Big T” trauma, such as a rape, accident, or natural disaster, or a chronic “small t” trauma, such as an abusive relationship or growing up in an alcoholic home. EMDR therapy works very well with both types. In summary, EMDR benefits include:
- Highly Effective for PTSD & Anxiety
- Shorter Duration than Talk Therapy
- Less Expensive (due to less time)
- Instills Hope for Future
- Comfort in Body