I practice EMDR Therapy and received EMDR Training through the Maiberger Institute, an EMDRIA approved provider of EMDR Trainings. Included was a concentration on the client’s somatic experience as they recall traumatic memories. It covered somatic interventions, tools and resourcing imperative when working with trauma.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative trauma treatment that helps people heal from traumatic events and life disturbing experiences. When a person experiences trauma or is subjected to chronic traumatic stress, their brain cannot process information as effectively which has far reaching effects on their functioning and relationships. The good news is our brains (and therefore, WE) are resilient. With intervention, we CAN heal.
While EMDR will not change the past, erase memories, cure psychopathology or cure brain damage, it has successfully treated many problems such as:
- PTSD and Complex PTSD
- Panic Attacks
- Emotional/Physical/Sexual Abuse
- Developmental Trauma
- Addictive Behaviors
- Flashbacks and Nightmares
When children are traumatized…
- They lose a sense of control over their lives
- Their sense of security and self-esteem is jeopardized
- Their development is affected which leads to common emotional and behavioral problems, limiting their potential for success
While the EMDR approach is presented to children on a developmentally appropriate level, the therapy protocol is similar and the outcome equally effective. In fact, children usually respond much faster than adults as they have had less time and fewer experiences to “cement” faulty beliefs.
Are you tired of letting disturbing experiences limit your life?