EMDR Can Help
We often use EMDR to treat difficult life situations that people feel stuck in, low self esteem, divorce, phobias, accidents, anxiety and depression.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a tool used by therapists to assist you in reprocessing traumatic events. Our brains naturally do this while we sleep when we are in the REM (rapid eye movement) stage of sleep.
However, after traumatic events or prolonged experiences of chronic stress, our brain sometimes avoids that processing. This creates a state of continual stress that contributes to the symptoms listed above.
EMDR helps you to reprocess the event or stressors so that you can move forward in life. It is non-invasive and done only after you are comfortable with our therapeutic relationship.
EMDR has been useful for many people, some of whom have tried just about everything. If you feel at the end of your rope, are frequently tearful or on edge, you may be able to find the peace you are looking for with therapy and EMDR.
If you have suffered from trauma, it can seem like there is no path towards living a happy, balanced life. Unfortunately, trauma is a regular part of modern society. Problems like:
- Childhood abuse
- Sudden illness or death of a loved one
- Sexual assault
- Natural disasters
- Humiliation and Bullying
- Intense familial shame
are all traumas. In some cases, our brain shortcuts the processing of these traumas, which makes us constantly alert and looking for danger.
This is called PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and can be difficult to live with. PTSD can lead to a variety of symptoms, such as:
- Intrusive thoughts
- Avoidance of reminders of the event
- Sleep difficulties
- Angry outbursts
- Easily startled
- Difficulty concentrating
or medically unexplained physical symptoms like
- Gastrointestinal problems