Traumatic events occur all too often in our world. Whether it is a disaster on a national scale or an incident in one’s personal life, most people will be touched by trauma in one way or another. When such an event occurs, the brain stores the images, feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations that are experienced at the time of the event. Sometimes a person is able to process this information in a healthy way and move past the trauma. But other times, this information gets stuck in one’s brain and negatively affects one’s day-to-day functioning.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a revolutionary, fast-paced therapy technique that can often be completed in as little as 4-10 sessions. It takes some of the restorative aspects of REM sleep and applies them while a person is awake to help him or her reprocess the traumatic memories in a new and healthy way. Backed by the American Psychiatric Association and the US Department of Veterans Affairs, EMDR has been shown to be effective for adults and older teens who are struggling with:
- PTSD & Disturbing Memories
- Grief & Loss
- Depression & Anxiety
- Eating Disorders
- Pain Disorders
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Tamra Roberts.