My Approach to Helping
Have you experienced Trauma? Are you struggling with disturbing memories, nightmares, and flashbacks? Have you been struggling with depression, anxiety and/or panic attacks? Do you feel angry, irritable and unable to control outbursts? Are you unsure if what you experienced was traumatic, but know you are finding difficult to cope? If you have gone through an unwanted, painful experience, you maybe finding it difficult to feel safe and stable. It may seem as though you are stuck reliving the traumatic event over and over again, especially when you are faced with a sight, sound, smell or other sensation that brings you back to the terror you felt. Trauma can be overwhelming and isolating, you are not alone or weak for what you are going through. Many people experience traumatic event at some point in their lives, sometimes without realizing it until years later. It is possible to forget or bury a traumatic experience until something else - such as a period of high stress, conflict in a relationship, or even a particular smell associated with what happened triggers all those feelings of fear and pain. EMDR is a form of Trauma Therapy developed in 1987. It incorporates elements from various treatment modalities and is proven to be highly effective for many types of emotional distress. EMDR helps connect what you know to what you feel. This allows your brain to process past experiences and begin to heal. EMDR has positive effects on how the brain processes information. It helps people let things go. Following an EMDR session, you can find that you no longer relive the trauma. While you can still recall that the incident happened, the incident will no longer upset you or disrupt your ability to live a fulfilling life.