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EMDR Therapy for Trauma Treatment

Updated: Dec 10, 2023


LET ME BEGIN WITH HOW I EXPLAIN TRAUMA


The word trauma has become very widely used in pop culture and people understand it to mean different things. Here’s the definition I use: Trauma is anything that exceeds your nervous system’s ability to cope either because it happens too fast, too intensely, or both.


The more obvious types of trauma include life-threatening events like: sexual abuse, physical abuse, or being in combat/war zone. However, trauma also includes events that aren'‘t exactly life-threatening but have threatened your sense of self and safety.


YOU MAY BENEFIT FROM TRAUMA THERAPY IF YOU’VE EXPERIENCED:

  • Neglect or abandonment from a caregiver or partner

  • Vicarious trauma resulting from being a first responder, military or medical professional

  • Emotional abuse

  • Unexpected severe illness

  • Microaggressions or overt experiences of racism

  • Bullying

  • Assaults of any kind

  • Witnessing violence

  • Car accidents

  • Unhealthy attachment relationships

  • Spiritual abuse

IT IS NOT THE EVENT THAT DETERMINES WHETHER SOMETHING IS TRAUMATIC TO YOU, BUT YOUR EXPERIENCE OF THE EVENT AND WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU.
TRAUMA RELATED SYMPTOMS CAN INCLUDE:
  • Negative thoughts about yourself and others

  • Poor sleep, nightmares and flashbacks

  • Panic Attacks

  • Depression

  • Disconnected and isolated from others

  • Irritability, severe mood swings and self-sabotage

  • Easily startled and hypervigilant

  • Avoidance of people, places, or things that could remind you of the trauma




TRAUMA THERAPY WITH ME CAN HELP YOU OVERCOME YOUR PAST AND TAKE THE STEPS NEEDED TOWARDS A MEANINGFUL LIFE.

RESULTS FROM TRAUMA THERAPY


  • Increased appetite & reduced substance use

  • Improved mood

  • The ability to fave the reality of the past without getting stuck or feeling as if you’re reliving it.

  • Reduced triggers

  • Improved sleep

  • Decreased anxiety

  • Increased focus on the future vs the past


HOW DO I HELP INDIVIDUALS AFFECTED BY TRAUMA IN THERAPY?


If you've experienced trauma, you know firsthand how it can affect your ability to perform at your best, both personally and professionally. The good news is we all have the capacity to recover when something bad happens to us. However, it is very common for people to get stuck somewhere in their trauma recovery and if this is you, I can help.


EMDR is of the most effective therapies available for trauma treatment. EMDR helps to reprocess traumatic memories, reducing the power they hold over you and to connect with your inner wisdom and resources, so you can move forward with greater confidence and self-assurance.

With trauma therapy, you can heal from the effects of trauma, and regain your sense of self and purpose. You'll be able to tap into your full potential, and perform at your best, both personally and professionally. Imagine feeling confident, empowered, and in control of your life, without the weight of past traumas holding you back.


Please email us by using the link below to arrange a complimentary consultation to learn more about our services delivering online EMDR Therapy in either English or French or in person in Victoria in English. We look forward to speaking with you soon and thank you for your consideration.



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