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How to Begin Healing After Personal Trauma

No one is ever prepared for a tragedy. In fact, most of us go through our lives believing that tragedies happen to other people.When people do experience a distressing or life-threatening event, such as a car accident, natural disaster, or terrorist attack, they often develop extreme anxiety or PTSD. Many develop ongoing problems with their personal relationships and their own self-esteem.Everyone deals with trauma in...[ read more ]

What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy, or EMDR, is a set of standardized protocols that incorporate elements from many different treatment approaches. It has been researched extensively and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. What Issues Can EMDR Treat? EMDR is used to treat a variety of mental health issues including: - Panic attacks - Complicated grief - Dissociative...[ read more ]

What is PTSD?

Post-Traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that typically occurs after individuals have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a serious accident, natural disaster, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.In the past, PTSD went by different names. During and right after the years of World War 1, the term “shell shock” was often used....[ read more ]

Why EMDR is Effective in Treating Trauma

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a therapeutic protocol used in the treatment of mental and emotional trauma. It has been widely praised in the United States and is currently used by agencies such as the American Psychiatric Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.Those suffering from PTSD caused...[ read more ]

Ari’s Bike

This is an excellent piece by Juliet Zulu from a few years ago. It very accurately depicts the experiences of many of my clients who have struggled with combat-PTSD, but also shows the resilience and determination toward recovery that is possible. Ari's Bike from JULIET ZULU on Vimeo.

How I Developed My Holistic Approach to Trauma

My work as a therapist who focuses on trauma began with my clinical internship which was done at a residential treatment facility for men who were trapped in chemical dependency. I was actually pretty reluctant to accept this internship because I had experienced a great deal of pain stemming from addiction within my own family of origin. So, having been...[ read more ]




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