Many emotional disturbances, or negative patterns of behavior that are in the way of fully experiencing life and social relationships, originate from some sort of trauma or multiple traumatic events.
When we do not adequately process these traumas, they remain in our nervous system, brain, body, and the emotional self in an unprocessed form.
It is as if part of us is "frozen in time". The old feelings of hurt, anger, fear, rejection, mistrust, or disturbing intrusive thoughts or images might surface to the consciousness for no apparent reason. Triggers in the present time open the gates to the wounds of the past, and we may find ourselves drifting uncontrollably in the sea of emotions or unpleasant body sensations.
The good news is that we know the reason why these experiences continue happen even years after the trauma is over. They have remained locked in the nervous system in an unprocessed form. As long as trauma is unprocessed, it has an impact on us.
Trauma therapy and EMDR helps a person overcome trauma by activating the natural processing system of the nervous system. It sort of helps the mind "digest" all the bad things that happened, put them in a new perspective and constructs an inner order that feels more balanced and neutral. In Dr Shapiro's work, it helps to leave the past in the past!
Paula is an EMDR trained clinician and she uses EMDR a lot in her psychotherapy work and continues to be amazed by the positive results. It truly taps into the inner resources, strengths and healing powers of the individual allowing transformations to occur from living in the shadows of the past to living a fulfilling life.
EMDR can be used with both adults and children.
Please ask me more about EMDR to determine if this might be the right treatment method for you.
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