Posts tagged EMDR

Recovering From PTSD- Mind, Body, and Heart

Recovering From PTSD- Mind, Body, and Heart

Rachel provides us with a delightful video detailing how she took control of her PTSD and turned her life around. After careful research, she categorized her interventions into 3 categories: Mind, Body, and Heart. She details how she works on each category every day and mentions great resources along the way. Rachel VanKoughnet received her […]

Releasing Anxiety Through Bilateral Auditory Stimulation

Releasing Anxiety Through Bilateral Auditory Stimulation

Bilateral auditory stimulation occurs when tones alternate between the left and right sides of the head in a rhythmic pattern. Bilateral stimulation (auditory, tactile, or visual), is a treatment element of EMDR, which has been proven to reduce anxiety and decrease re-activity from trauma. EMDR can only be practiced by a licensed mental health professional, […]

A Faint Pulse

A Faint Pulse

The problem with dead people isn’t that they aren’t here, it’s that they’re everywhere. The truth in this wisdom, conveyed by an old friend, was the reason I had found myself a new therapist with Jungian tendencies. I was looking to put an end to the stretches of sleepless nights, the recurring feelings of déjà […]

EMDR Painting- Peace and Love

EMDR Painting- Peace and Love

This EMDR Painting is a very powerful depiction of how this specific form of therapy works to reduce trauma. EMDR is used to treat trauma symptoms and it uses bilateral stimulation to slowly work through each memory and help you feel distanced from it. If you could picture trauma in your brain, each memory would be isolated, […]

5 Ways EMDR Reduces Reactivation

5 Ways EMDR Reduces Reactivation

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a relatively new method used to treat trauma. It is important that EMDR only be performed by a licensed clinician who is specifically trained in the method.  Preferably, a therapist with whom you have a good rapport and who you already trust. I had been seeing my therapist for […]