EMDR and Trauma Recovery
When people experience trauma, they often feel unsafe in their own skin and can experience overwhelming emotions. Any experience that they associate with a past event can trigger memories and sensations where they feel like they are experiencing the past event in the present moment. Nightmares may also persist. EMDR is a therapeutic technique that has been successful for may people in reprocessing single event traumas as well as ongoing painful experiences that erode self-esteem and self- efficacy. EMDR has the potential to reduce the emotional charge, painful feelings, physical sensations and negative beliefs associated with the trauma. Consequently, there is a reduction of stress, anxiety and depression as well as a renewed sense of self and vitality, empowerment, safety and strength.