TRAUMA THERAPY

Trauma is a popular word and its meaning

varies from person to person. One common

symptom of unresolved trauma is a feeling

of “stuckness”, “being frozen” or “paralyzed”.

Two highly effective therapies for reducing

trauma are Eye Movement Desensitization

and Reprocessing (EMDR) and 

Somatic Experiencing (SE).

EMDR is a specialized approach, which seems to accelerate the treatment of a variety of psychological complaints such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety. EMDR’s techniques employ a strategy that helps shift brain images from the traumatic event to a healthy image. It works well with fears and phobias, and issues of self-esteem that are related to upsetting past events and present life conditions or situations, or disturbing experiences.

Somatic Experiencing is a body-focused therapy that identifies the “stuckness” and helps release the trauma. Often this can be done without reliving the actual traumatic event.

Trauma Links:

Overview of SE

https://traumahealing.org/se-101/ 

Overview of EMDR

https://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/ 

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