EMDR for Treating Trauma

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 @ 2:47 PM

Trauma isn’t only military service, abuse, natural disasters, etc. Those are “Big T” traumas, but there are many “Little T” traumas like car accidents, witnessing a crime, or sudden death of a loved one. Trauma is anything that overwhelms our capacity to cope. Left unprocessed, those long-ago traumas can still affect our perceptions and decisions today. It’s uncomfortable to address them, certainly, but that is the only way to be released from their grasp and move forward. EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) can help this process faster than traditional talk therapy, without the need to talk much about it beforehand.