How do we “Heal”?
One tool and highly successful approach that we provide as a basis to begin the process of healing trauma is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (“EMDR”). EMDR focuses on the resolution of previously experienced situations which continue to impact our day-to-day lives.You may also know this as trauma. Trauma, itself as a word sometimes can bring a narrative of deep pain and strong emotions. The goal of EMDR is to provide YOU the power to overcome these past experiences by using the power of the brain.
In our society we are faced with traumas of all sorts. All experiences are valid and all experience that still hold power over our being can be reprocessed. EMDR practitioners recognize that the way you were raised, messages about your self-worth, or the way that life is presently unfolding, can produce feelings of sadness, anger, depression and anxiety. We provide an approach that opens new doors to the questions of “why do I still have so much anxiety after years of therapy?”. Our experiences can sometimes mimic the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Whether the trauma occurred many years ago, or is a previous traumatic event that affects you still today, EMDR is a good approach that can benefit clients who may have deeper challenges that have yet to be resolved.
Our approach as a practice is to move past trauma informed care, and begin recognizing how we can implement healing, overcoming, and self-regulation of the body.
EMDR is an evidenced-based psychotherapy for trauma recognized by the World Health Organization (“WHO”), the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs (“VA”), and other professional organizations. For more information, go to www.emdr.com, and read the developments in EMDR therapy as well as present research illustrating the benefits of this type of therapeutic approach.