Healing Trauma with EMDR Therapy

Trauma and EMDR

You watch yourself see threats everywhere you go. Even when you’re trying to rest, your heart races and your mind tells you aren’t safe in situations that you rationally know are harmless. Your jaw and stomach tighten, your shoulders raise and you can feel that you might pop-off on someone at any moment. You wonder what is wrong with you, why do you freak out?
Trauma leaves a neurological imprint which makes one constantly on edge.

The traumatized brain struggles to accurately interpret social cues, interrupting one’s capacity to fully connect with others. When left untreated trauma can lead to pervasive dissociation, anger issues, substance abuse, insomnia, and chronic pain or health issues.

But there is hope, and healing is possible. The brain is capable of making remarkable changes.

Perhaps the most effective way to treat trauma is through an evidence-based practice called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

EMDR targets the root of what is causing emotional and mental distress allowing you to get unstuck. EMDR uses rapid sets of eye movements to help you reprocess disturbing experiences, much like what occurs during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.

EMDR replicates this sleep pattern by alternating between sets of eye movements and brief reports about what you are noticing. This process heals unresolved trauma allowing you to thrive.

If you’re ready to heal from trauma, reach out for a free consultation call today.



EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is a therapy that heals mental and emotional distress through healing the past and calming fears about the future. Past events do not have to continue to control your experience of the present or the future. EMDR was named based on its use of eye movements, which are thought to have a similar mechanism as the natural processes that occur during REM sleep. EMDR is an evidenced based practice in the treatment of trauma and many other stress related disorders.

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