Is psychological trauma preventing you from living your best life?

A traumatic experience can happen in moments, but its effects can last for years—until you take the steps to heal.

Each person copes with the loss of safety and security in different ways. It is helpful to accept and process rather than judge your reactions to trauma.

What are the types of emotional and psychological trauma?

  • Physical abuse

  • Sexual abuse

  • Bullying and school violence

  • Neglect

  • Gang and community-related violence

  • Traumatic grief

  • Domestic violence

  • Intrusive medical procedures

  • Serious illness, accident, or injury

  • Breakup of a significant relationship

  • A humiliating experience

  • For children, separation from a parent

  • Complex trauma (exposure to multiple or prolonged traumatic events)

If months have passed and your symptoms are not going away, you may need professional help from a trauma specialist you can trust.

Are you experiencing any of these emotional and psychological trauma symptoms?

  • Feeling hopeless and helpless

  • Shame

  • Guilt

  • Self-blame

  • Anger

  • Irritability

  • Mood swings

  • Feeling disconnected or numb

  • Anxiety and fear

  • Emotional reactivity, edginess and agitation

  • Difficulty with daily functions

  • Difficulty with relationships and/or intimacy

  • Difficulty feeling safe

  • Using drugs or alcohol to feel better

  • Withdrawing from others

  • Sadness

  • Shock, denial, or disbelief

Are you experiencing any of these physical symptoms of trauma?

  • Muscle tension

  • Aches and pains

  • Startling easily

  • Racing heartbeat

  • Aches and pains

  • Confusion, difficulty concentrating

  • Fatigue

  • Insomnia or nightmares

The right trauma therapist can guide you through the healing process in a safe, confidential, and judgment-free environment—at your own pace.

It’s not easy to work through and resolve the unbearable feelings and memories you have avoided for so long. But if you don’t face them, they will keep coming back—often at the worst times.

What does trauma & Resiliency therapy involve?

  • Processing the trauma including the related memories and feelings;

  • Identifying the triggers associated with the trauma;

  • Coping with anxiety and strong emotions;

  • Addressing your body’s imbalance;

  • Building the confidence to trust yourself as well as others;

  • Reestablishing your sense of safety so you can overcome what happened to you, as well as the difficulties you faced due to the trauma.

  • Rebuilding your identity and not allowing the traumatic experience to be the only part of your life that stands out.

ACCELERATE YOUR HEALING PROCESS WITH EMDR THERAPY

 

HOW A WALK IN A PARK HELPED HEAL MILLIONS OF PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM TRAUMA

When Francine Shapiro, a graduate student studying psychology, went for a nature walk in 1987, she noticed that when she moved her eyes back and forth rapidly, the disturbing thoughts she was feeling would suddenly disappear. She began experimenting and over time developed a protocol, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), now one of the most recommended and researched treatments of trauma.

Over 100,000 clinicians throughout the world practice the therapy. Millions of people have enjoyed successful treatment over the past 25 years.

DOES EMDR THERAPY REALLY GET RID OF PTSD, ANXIETY, AND THE EFFECTS OF TRAUMA?

According to EMDR.com, twenty studies on EMDR have been conducted since its discovery. Here are some of the results:

  • After only three 90-minute sessions, 84%-90% of single-trauma victims no longer had post-traumatic stress disorder. 

  • 77% of combat veterans were free of PTSD in 12 sessions.

The American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization and the Department of Defense recognize EMDR as an effective treatment method for trauma. 

YOU CAN EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF EMDR THERAPY:

  • Accelerated intellectual and emotional healing;

  • A transformed perspective on your traumatic experience as empowering rather than shameful;

  • Relief from the emotional, psychological, and physical symptoms of trauma (link within site).

HOW EMDR THERAPY GETS RID OF ANXIETY, PTSD, AND DISTURBING THOUGHTS:

  • Distressing events shock the system and block natural healing processes. EMDR therapy is an eight-phase treatment that unlocks the brain’s information processing system that was frozen during the traumatic event.

  • EMDR brings together aspects of cognitive-behavioral therapy with eye movements or other forms of rhythmic, left-right stimulation, including sounds or hand taps.

  • Experts are not sure exactly how it works, but researchers have suggested connections with the biological mechanisms that occur in Rapid Eye Movement (REM).

A trained EMDR therapist can help you transform your traumatic experience into strength and healing.