Some people have a wide range of trauma that hasn’t been identified or recognized as such, causing the trauma to be unprocessed. This creates chaos in the body and spirit as you move through life.
When trauma isn’t processed safely it can affect our daily functioning and behavior.
This is where EMDR comes in. EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a extensively researched trauma processing modality that helps one to reprocess trauma without focusing on changing thoughts and behaviors due to a distressing event, but helps the brain heal the traumatic memories through bilateral stimulation.
When trauma happens we get stuck in fight, flight, freeze response that carry out in our normal every day life. We react to decisions or events as if we were frozen in time.
The original experience is remembered but EMDR helps remove that “frozen in time” feeling.
An EMDR therapist must go through an extensive training before practicing this effective intervention on clients and it is vital that a trusting and accepting relationship has been established between client and therapist.
I decided to be a trained EMDR therapist through @aei4you because my therapist had used EMDR with me. At the time I didn’t know how, but it worked. I wanted to share this trauma healing tool with my clients.
To learn more about EMDR visit www.emdria.org.