Your body will say what your mouth won’t say, and you will continue to feel depressed because of what you suppress.
Many of us have mastered the art of suppressing, denying and ignoring traumatic experiences, because being vulnerable may be viewed as weakness, and has never felt safe. There are instances wherein traumatized individuals feel ashamed, alone in the world, and they tend to minimize their suffering. Unprocessed traumas may manifest as:
• chronic pain
• gut issues
• lack of sleep, numbness,
• social isolation
• recurring toxic relationships
• self-hate and chronic shame
• unwanted intrusive thoughts, disturbing dreams
In other words, individuals with a traumatized brain often experience symptoms associated with past traumas on a daily basis. Therapies such as EMDR which was developed in the 1980s by Francine Shapiro, a professor at UCLA during her attempts to treat PTSD. EMDR stands for eye-movement, desensitization and reprocessing. EMDR has been very successful in allowing the traumatized brain and body to process traumatic memories naturally, eradicate negative core beliefs and release trapped toxic stress.
EMDR incorporates movements, or bilateral Tapping, and is used to facilitate overall healing. Our therapists are intentional about screening everyone to determine if this form of therapy is ideal to address the issues that are being presented. We have had much success with our use of EMDR to eradicate:
• Negative core beliefs,
• Chronic pain,
• Grief anxiety
EMDR requires consistent attendance, mutual trust between therapist and client, and a commitment to doing the work that is necessary to build up a tolerance needed for processing. An EMDR session typically lasts between 60 and 90 minutes and the overall effects after each session tends to be positive. One cannot determine with certainty length of time for treatment sessions as it is dependent upon the individual’s overall progress.
You will be in control during EMDR sessions, and are invited to advocate for yourself, and set boundaries as needed during processing. Our team members who specialize in EMDR therapy will guide, support you, and ensure that you are able to receive maximum benefits.
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