How EMDR Therapy Can Help You Heal Your Trauma


How EMDR Therapy Can Help You Heal Your Trauma

Are you considering enlisting the help of professional therapy? Perhaps, you are experiencing issues related to trauma and distress. And if so, you will want to focus on finding a resolution and healing. EDMR Therapy could be the solution to your problems. With the right counselor, you could be on your way to rebuilding your life.


What is EMDR Therapy? 

EMDR stands for “Eye Movement, Desensitization, and Reprocessing.” The therapy focuses highly on the scientific methods of bilateral stimulation of the brain. Sessions can involve finger movement for eye stimulation, headphones, or vibrating pieces in the hands.


It may seem funny and as if the practices are not of much use. However, this targets the part of the brain that stores trauma; the mid brain. Trauma is stored in the mid brain during moments of “Fight, Flight, or Freeze” as an instinctive reminder that similar situations are dangerous. Your brain isn’t trying to hurt you, it’s attempting to protect you. However, when the trauma begins to negatively affect you, you need to target the midbrain in healing with EMDR Therapy.


The mid brain is the portion of the brain that you want to target since it can often overpower your logical and rational thoughts that are held in your prefrontal cortex. The prefrontal cortex is the part of the brain that thinks situations through, but often fails when you’re having a panic attack or anxiety since it does not acknowledge the trauma. So EMDR targets the midbrain for effective results.


How was EMDR Developed?


Psychologist Dr. Shaprio made the observation that eye movements had the ability to reduce the intensity of disturbing thoughts, upon certain circumstances. This observation occurred in 1987 and was reported to be a success by 1989 when she successfully treated victims of trauma using EMDR. Now, her work has been expanded upon by other research and continues to demonstrate a long line of success. Thus, know that EMDR has a history of incredible success and you could be a part of this legacy.


Want To Try It?


You probably still have multiple personal questions that you’d like to ask, but maybe this seems like a good starting point for you. That’s great! The first step you’ll have to take is choosing a certified therapist who specializes in EMDR. Not every certified EMDR Therapist will be a perfect fit for you or have extensive knowledge in EMDR.


If you’re a local from Central Florida, then you’ll want to start with Suzanne Rucker who specializes in EMDR. She will provide you a free fifteen-minute consultation where she can answer all of your questions and give you more detailed information about what will work best for you.


No matter whom you choose, taking the first step of talking to a counselor is the best decision you can make when you’re trying to face your internal struggles. You can make a real difference in your life with EMDR Therapy.

Suzanne would like to help her clients find happiness in life.  Are you depressed or anxious wondering how you can get through the next day? Do you feel over-worked and under-appreciated?  Do you have a difficult maintaining your weight, managing your finances, coping with your own addiction or the addiction of someone else, or maybe you are having a hard time getting along with your spouse or a difficult teenager?  There is relief….The first step, which is the most difficult, is making the call to seek help and direction for a better life.

Suzanne Specializes In: Relationship Problems, Recovery & Strengthening, Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Management, Sexual Addiction/Love Addiction & Co-Dependency (women & men), Addictions (drugs, alcohol, shopping, etc),Trauma ,Personal/Sports/and Corporate Coaching. Clinical Training: CSAT : Suzanne is trained in sexual addictions from the prestigious IITAP institute and Patrick Carnes, EMDR (eye movement and desensitization and reprocessing):

Suzanne offers this processing technique for relief from traumas, anxiety, depression, addictions, fears, phobias, and test anxiety.  EMDR can also enhance sports and speaking/professional performances, Prepare/Enrich: Suzanne can help you learn how to build stronger relationships through communication and conflict resolution skill building.  This program is ideal for premarital counseling, marriage preparation, marriage counseling, and marriage enrichment, Suzanne earned her MS in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

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