Have you experienced an extremely disturbing, perhaps life-threatening, event in your life that has left you shaken? And now you can’t seem to get back to your old self again? You have terrifying flashbacks or nightmares? You feel “on-edge” and find it difficult to relax?
Reminders of the event trigger severe distress, even panic? So you avoid anything and everything that triggers your awful memories of that day or those years?
You feel irritable, even angry? Your relationships are suffering? Life is slipping through your fingers?
These are symptoms of PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Fortunately, there is a very effective treatment for PTSD, backed by more than 30 scientific studies. It is Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. EMDR is the only known therapy to access the trauma where it is stored in the brain, in the deep recesses of the amygdala. EMDR is effective at unlocking the stored trauma and reprocessing it to a healthy resolution. You re-digest the event(s) with a positive belief about yourself and store it in your memory network where it no longer triggers you in a negative way. Your PTSD disappears.
I am always amazed at the quick and long-lasting results that come from only a few sessions of EMDR treatment.
If you are interested in getting help for PTSD, contact me for a free 20 minute consultation. I’d love to help free you from the debilitating effects of PTSD.