Trauma can be incredibly difficult to carry. EMDR therapy can help.
As various experiences occur in our lives they leave an impact on our inner state. Some experiences get translated into happy memories, making us smile years later when we think of them. Some memories bring up sadness, fear, and anger; and some just pass through you and you forget about them. When disturbing events happen, you resist them, and therefore, don’t allow them to pass through you. Traumatic memories get frozen in time. Processing these memories and experiencing healing is possible, even if it’s many years later. An excellent, researched-based treatment for processing trauma is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
What is EMDR and Attachment Focused EMDR?
Benefits of EMDR
Many people who experience EMDR therapy also get to experience the amazing benefits that come along with finally processing the trauma that has been trapped in your mind and body. Some of the benefits you may be able to experience from EMDR therapy are:
- Trauma memories are processed, therefore changing from dysfunctional memories to functional memories.
- The perspective on the pain you experienced changes from personal to objective.
- Decrease in the emotional charge of the memory.
- Integration of the fragmented parts of you, making you whole once again.
- Removal of the blockages caused by negative experiences/memories, body sensations, negative beliefs, etc; allowing your natural state of wellness and emotional balance to come through.
For Information and Support Carrying the weight of trauma and negative experiences can be incredibly difficult. Please know that you are not alone and that healing is possible. EMDR and AF-EMDR are evidence-based treatments for PTSD and all types of trauma, no matter how big or how small. Reach out to an EMDR or AF-EMDR therapist in your area today.
Parnell Institute: https://parnellemdr.com/emdr-and-af-emdr/
Book: Attachment-Focused EMDR, Healing Relational Trauma by Dr. Laurel Parnell