Have distressing or adverse life events caused anxiety, depression, or disconnection? Do you suffer from trauma-related scars, nightmares, or flashbacks? Do you need professional help coming to terms with the loss of a loved one? Do you experience migraine, chronic, or phantom pain? Are you suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
There is assistance for you to overcome controlling symptoms.
According to a study published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, the prevalence of PTSD is 3.8% of the population, within the past six months. Add to this those who don’t meet the full criteria for PTSD yet have endured adverse life events and the numbers are significant.
This means that millions in our country are suffering from serious, life-altering thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and they need help to heal and recover.
As overwhelming and complex as trauma can feel, recovery is possible. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) has been shown to be effective in eliminating your symptoms, making way for the fuller life that is out there for you.
An article published in The Permanente Journal reports, “EMDR therapy provides…an efficient approach to address psychological and physiologic symptoms stemming from adverse life experiences. ” (1)
So if these describe you…
– You struggle with anxiety or depression
– You relive traumatic events with accompanying unwanted memories, vivid images, palpitations, panic attacks
– You are easily startled, feel on edge, or are often irritable
– You have trouble experiencing joy, love, or other positive emotions
– Chronic pain is negatively impacting your life
Then eye movement desensitization and reprocessing could be the right therapeutic approach for you.
EMDR is a powerful psychotherapeutic approach that helps lessen, even eliminate, the painful mental and physical responses raised by the memory of traumatic events and seeks to create new healthier patterns in your brain.
In EMDR, I walk with you through eight critical phases to safely identify the distressing memory or memories and those situations that bring emotional and physical suffering, desensitize your body and brain, and create harmful responses. We aim for rapid and positive therapeutic change. You will learn techniques to manage stress on your own and enable life-changing results.
Success with EMDR results in relief from emotional and mental distress, adjusts and redefines beliefs, and contributes to a relaxed and calmer mind and body. If you’d like me to show you how EMDR can help you find new peace, please contact me today for an appointment.
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