Healing Trauma with EMDR

2280647553If you’re tired of being stuck in the past…

You’ve come to the right place.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a powerful healing technique for people suffering from symptoms related to trauma and PTSD.

Whether it was long-term trauma like child abuse or a one-time experience like a car accident…

EMDR can help you reprocess those memories, freeing you from being stuck in trauma and negative behavioral patterns.

Emma* was always on high alert…

It stemmed from childhood emotional and physical abuse she suffered at the hands of her mother. That’s why she came to me – to help her through the pain and chaos those early experiences were having on her adult life.

She had difficulty with romantic relationships, probably from her deep-rooted fear that people were out to get her.

She didn’t sleep well, as anxiety and haunting memories either kept her from falling asleep or woke her up with nightmares.

And she was triggered by things that didn’t bother others as much. Little things like a loud voice or even constructive feedback from her boss left her feeling terrible about herself. The anxiety often spiraled to the point that she had panic attacks.

1784834168EMDR made a HUGE difference for Emma.

I helped Emma process her trauma and reduce her PTSD through EMDR.

First, we took an inventory of the traumatic experiences in her life, particularly those with her mother.

Then, I helped her safely revisit the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs associated with the traumatic memories.

We then proceeded to reprocess that trauma with EMDR. In each hand, she held a “pod” that vibrated from left to right as we revisited the trauma. The vibrations in each hand stimulated both hemispheres of her brain, allowing them to communicate with each other and “unblock” the trauma that had remained isolated and active in one part of her brain.

It almost works like magic… but the process works.

EMDR doesn’t erase the traumatic memory, but…

The memory is less “charged,” so it doesn’t stir your emotions or body like before.

After a few months, Emma had a different perspective on herself and felt much better. She was sleeping more soundly and worrying less. She started dating and reported more job satisfaction. The panic attacks subsided. She realized her strengths and took pride in her ability to overcome obstacles.

EMDR can do the same for you!

If you have questions or would like to talk more about how EMDR can help, please call and schedule your free consultation: (917) 922-2650.

*The above name and story are a fictionalized composite of real clients I’ve supported.