EMDR and PTSD
EMDR Therapy has been quickly gaining popularity throughout the last few years. It is becoming a more and more common technique for mental health professionals worldwide — and for good reason! EMDR Therapy has had some promising results for people suffering from a wide variety of mental disorders like anxiety, depression, and addictions. However, EMDR Therapy is most commonly and effectively used to treat patients suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. In today’s blog at Revibe Therapy in Winter Park, we touch on what EMDR is and how it can help people safely work through their PTSD. Keep reading to learn more and contact us at Revibe Therapy today for EMDR Therapy, hypnotherapy, and more!
What is EMDR Therapy?
Though EMDR Therapy is rapidly growing in use and popularity, many people are still unfamiliar with what it really is. Without getting too far into it, EMDR therapy is a technique used that stimulates both hemispheres of the human brain. This is achieved by having the patient follow an object with their eyes from left to right (similar to hypnotherapy, but with some major differences). Alternatively, some people tap their hands one after another on a desk or table to achieve the same bilaterally brain stimulation. The bilateral stimulation of the brain helps patients be aware of their surroundings while working through a traumatizing or uncomfortable memory. Patients stay grounded in reality rather than losing themselves to a painful and powerful memory. EMDR Therapy allows patients to work through their ailments in a safe and healthy manner.
Are you interested in trying an EMDR Therapy session for yourself? Reach out to us at Revibe Therapy in Winter Park today.
How EMDR Therapy Helps Those With PTSD
One major issue those who have PTSD experience is the fact that recalling the trauma they have experienced can sometimes be too overwhelming, emotional, and consuming. Without the help of a trained EMDR Therapy professional, trying to relive these events on your own can be extremely uncomfortable and in some cases do more harm than good. Like we mentioned earlier, EMDR Therapy helps people feel grounded, present, and understand that they are in a safe environment. This is what makes EMDR Therapy so effective for those experiencing PTSD. It provides you with a safe environment and a qualified EMDR therapist to help you safely navigate and work past the trauma that you have experienced. While this process doesn’t happen overnight, many people with PTSD find powerful relief through EMDR Therapy. After processing their trauma with EMDR Therapy, patients can experience:
- Less Frequent Nightmares
- Reduced Anxiety
- Reduced Depression Symptoms
- Improved Mood
- Less Stress
- The ability to effectively identify and handle triggers as they come up
- Improved Self Esteem
- And More!
It’s also important to keep in mind that war veterans and soldiers are not the only ones who can suffer from PTSD. While PTSD is certainly common amongst that population due to the nature of their work, traumatic events can happen to anyone. PTSD can present itself in anyone who has experienced an event that they perceived as traumatic and is having difficulties recovering from. This can include events like car accidents, deaths, childhood abuse, sexual assault, and more.
EMDR Therapy has yielded positive and powerful results for countless people suffering from PTSD. Get the freedom from the past you deserve. Contact us at Revibe Therapy in Winter Park to learn more about our EMDR Therapy and schedule your appointment today.
EMDR Therapy at Revibe Therapy in Winter Park
At Revibe Therapy at Winter Park, our mental health professionals have extensive experience and success with EMDR Therapy for those with PTSD. Our mental health professionals can provide you with the help you need to work through your past traumas.
Revibe Therapy also provides EMDR Therapy for those suffering from anxiety, phobias, addictions, and other disorders. Additionally, we provide a wide variety of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy services to help patients experience a wide range of mental health afflictions. To learn more about our services at Revibe Therapy in Winter Park and schedule your appointment, contact us today! Our friendly staff will help you get to the root of your problem and actively work through a powerful solution.