Art Credit: John Jude Palencar - Mind of Mind
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
When you experience something that is traumatic, sometimes you experience the event over and over has if it is happening right now.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) moves the disturbing or traumatic memory from the part of the brain that processes the "present" to a part of the brain that processes the "past". When the traumatic memory is moved, the brain is able to process the memory as the past, instead of reliving it in the present.
EMDR is most helpful for people who are unable to live their daily lives normally because they are not able to stop focusing on the trauma. EMDR treatment allows you to participate and function fully in your life moving forward.
Learn more about EMDR here.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Sometimes we experience something so traumatic that we compartmentalize parts of ourselves in order to survive.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) helps people cope with the negative emotions of the painful event that happened to them. Participation in DBT teaches you to recognize negative emotion, cope in the moment, and reduce vulnerability to negativity in the future.
Further, DBT helps you to have healthy relationships by helping you to speak up for yourself and have your needs met in relationships.
Learn more about Dialectical Behavior Therapy here.
Cognitive Processing Therapy
When a traumatic event happens, or we have a negative experience we, or course, have negative emotions. Sometimes, we are unable to process and naturally experience those emotions.
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) helps you come to terms with what you have experienced, stop avoiding "triggers" that remind you of your negative event. CPT helps you get clear on what happened to you and move on in your life without being weighted down by trauma.
Learn more about CPT here.
Prolonged Exposure Therapy
Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy uses small steps to help you to confront a traumatic or distressing event or situation in your life. With the guidance of your therapist, you learn to address your trauma and face it without fear or shame.
Learn more about PE here.
These are only a few of the ways that you will be able to work with your therapist to live as a free person. Please call us to schedule an appointment.