EMDR Therapy

Why this resource is helpful:

Quoted From: https://www.counseling-portlandoregon.com/therapy/emdr-therapy/

"Are you having trouble with anxiety?
Are you having a hard time getting over bad things that happened to you?
Ready to try a new approach for depression or PTSD.
If you have tried to get past a traumatic event or events, but you just can"t, it is likely that you are suffering from a very real problem called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. If so, EMDR Therapy, when included in an overall plan for your healing, may be very effective for you in overcoming these challenges with less discomfort and in less time than with traditional counseling.

Sometimes our emotional processing systems become overwhelmed by the real impact of trauma. When that happens, our natural problem-solving skills can get stuck, like a badly scratched vinyl record, and we end up experiencing the trauma over and over again, without healing it. We do that in many ways. Perhaps you have some of these symptoms:

Upsetting memories of the event
Bad dreams about the event or other things
Feeling like the event is happening all over again
Physical distress and discomfort
Avoiding thoughts, feelings, conversations, activities, places, or people who remind you of the event.
Difficulty remembering the event or some aspect of it
Lowered interest in fun activities
Feeling disconnected
Being unable to have feelings you used to have feeling numb
Feeling like you have no future
Sleep problems
Increased irritability or anger
These can all be normal reactions when something bad or traumatic happens to you. When your healing system is working the way you want, you can generally overcome trauma yourself, with support from friends and family. HOWEVER, when your own processes are overloaded or overwhelmed, that"s when seeking professional help to overcome trauma is a very wise choice!

When trauma gets stuck, it can affect just about any area of your life and it can be very difficult to overcome on your own. The effects of these hurts can last for a long time and can impact:

Self care
Physical well-being/health
Substance use
Interest in hobbies or other fun"

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