Trauma and PTSD
When you experience something upsetting or traumatic, your brain stores this information differently than normal experiences. This can result in PTSD or complex trauma. Sometimes these experiences or memories get ‘stuck’ in the brain in a way that produces problematic symptoms. Some of these symptoms can make you feel out of our control. Anger/rage, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping, depression, and anxiety are just a few symptoms associated with trauma and PTSD. However, there are many other ways that trauma can affect you that you may not even recognize. For instance, it can show up as difficulty in relationships, substance abuse, alcoholism, needing to always be in control, or even obsessively planning for the worst. Luckily, we can alleviate many symptoms of trauma and PTSD using a new therapy technique called EMDR therapy.
Today, we have a treatment called EMDR therapy that works by targeting the traumatic or distressing events in our lives for reprocessing. Reprocessing works to relieve you of any distress associated with the traumatic event. Then in turn, relieves you of the symptoms of PTSD. EMDR works well for all distressing events that can happen in life, even if those that you might not consider as traumatic. EMDR can also work for you too.
To find out more about EMDR therapy, the research that backs up its effectiveness, and how it works, visit this site.