EMDR + Truama Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders (EMDRIA.org).
EMDR therapy allows the brain to naturally heal itself, rather than focusing on changing the thoughts, feelings or behaviors resulting from the traumatic experience. It is designed to resolve unprocessed distressing memories in the brain. (EMDRIA.org)
Stress responses are part of our natural fight, flight, or freeze instincts. When distress from a disturbing event remains, the upsetting images, thoughts, and emotions may create feelings of overwhelm, of being back in that moment. EMDR therapy helps the brain process these memories and allows normal healing to resume. The experience is still remembered, but the fight, flight, or freeze response from the original event is resolved. (EMDRIA.org)