EMDR Therapy is an amazing integrative psychotherapy that helps individuals of ALL ages heal from histories of trauma. One of the reasons EMDR is so effective is because it combines 𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 of several evidenced based therapies, including CBT, DBT, and somatic experiencing, just to name a few!
And even though you may not be able to see your therapist in person, our therapists are all trained in how to do EMDR Virtually.
Some of the potential benefits of EMDR Therapy may include:
𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝘂𝗺𝗮
Your past no longer affects your present. You feel able to fully live in the moment and not be haunted by things from the past. When we reprocess traumatic memories with EMDR Therapy, those memories become properly stored in the brain, so that they no longer get triggered in day to day life.
Individuals struggling with unprocessed trauma may have difficulty with interpersonal relationships. Resolving the trauma can improve your behavior, which in turn, can improve how you interact with others.
𝗕𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗣𝗵𝘆𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵
The 𝘈𝘥𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘌𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘚𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘺 demonstrated the strong link between childhood trauma and heart disease. By working through that trauma, you can improve the stress levels in your body, which can improve your overall physical health
𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝗙𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
Individuals with PTSD/CPTSD have difficulty with focus and attention. This is for many reasons, including the improper storage of the trauma memory in the brain and the nervous system stuck in a state of hypo or hyperarousal, which impacts one's ability to pay attention.
𝗕𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗹𝘀
Hey guess what? If you're working on healing from your childhood trauma, that's going to have an amazing impact on your ability to effectively parent your own children. That's one of my most favorite aspects of trauma therapy - it doesn't just help the individual heal, but it helps the children of trauma survivors, so they can have the benefit of an emotionally regulated, attuned parent. That's how we can change the course of an entire generation's future (#mindblown!!!)
𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗹𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗤𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆
Individuals (adults, teens and kids) report difficulty with sleep when they've experienced trauma. This Trauma Therapy helps improve the functioning of the nervous system, so you sleep better!
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About the Author
She is a certified EMDR therapist, consultant in training, and Regional Coordinator of the Westchester EMDR Regional Network.