Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

1363683869Few people go through life without experiencing some trauma.

Living with trauma is hard.

It affects every aspect of your life, trust, mood, anxiety, depression, and building new or keeping old relationships alive.

You feel overwhelmed all the time, and it’s getting in the way of your life.

It’s so easy to close yourself off from the rest of the world. Isolating yourself from family and friends. Productivity and focus on your job are suffering.

Your partner tries to help, but it seems like they never say the right thing.

Hopeless and alone – it’s hard to go through each day.

It’s time to let go of all that by using EMDR.

2121376763EMDR can help you heal your trauma.

I use EMDR to help individuals exposed to an incident or series of emotionally disturbing or life-threatening events. It’s effective for adolescents, teenagers, and adults.

EMDR treats mental health conditions due to memories from traumatic events in your past. These traumatic events can impact functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, and overall well-being.

The goal of EMDR is to help you heal from the trauma of distressing life experiences.

EMDR relies on the adaptive information processing (AIP) model, a theory about how the brain stores memories.

The brain stores trauma memories in ways that do not allow healthy healing. Because your brain did not have the chance to heal, your brain did not receive the message that the danger was over.

Trauma experiences reinforce a negative experience over and over again. This disrupts the links between your senses and memories. It also acts as an injury to your mind.

Sights, sounds, and smells connected to traumatic events will “trigger” those painful memories. They can cause overwhelming feelings of fear, anxiety, depression, anger, panic, and lack of self-worth.

With EMDR, we’ll access memories of a traumatic event in a specific way. We’ll combine eye movement with guided instructions to access those memories to help you reprocess what you remember from that negative event.

The reprocessing helps “repair” the mental injury from the memory. Remembering that trauma will no longer negatively affect your life anymore. The related feelings connected to that trauma will be much more manageable.

There is hope, and you can recover from your trauma.

I’ll help you navigate through these past or current traumas.

Call me today, and let’s discuss how EMDR can help. Schedule your free consultation or appointment: (561) 612-2007