EMDR Therapy for Complex-Trauma
Most of us will likely experience single issue trauma in our lifetime. Multiple trauma, or complex-trauma, is also a growingly common issue Americans are facing today. Repetitive bullying, discrimination, toxic relationships or work environments, and other societal pressures, are just a few events that can be traumatic and lead to physical and emotional pain. We are taught to be strong and not let negative incidents bother us, but in many cases, it is not possible to “get over it” on our own.
If you had a difficult childhood, or another period in your life, and believe you have troubles today because of it, EMDR can help.
There is help for PTSD & Complex Trauma
EMDR therapy is help for PTSD and Complex Trauma. I use it to access the root of the distress located at the sub-conscious level.
When we experience trauma, all the negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions become associated with aspects of the event, causing memories to be dysfunctionally stored.
Later on, normal experiences can inappropriately prompt a recording when it looks like, feels like, or something that brings up a similar feeling instilled by the past.
The back of your brain (Fight, Flight, Freeze) thinks the old experience is happening again and brings up thoughts such as I’m in danger, I’m worthless, I can’t handle it.
EMDR therapy helps connect these old thoughts to the front of the brain (Adult brain) that knows the experience is over and then installs positive thoughts such as I’m safe now, I’m OK as I am, I can handle it.