Unfortunately at Revibe Therapy in Winter Park, we often work with victims of trauma in general and trauma of a sexual nature. But, we are glad that our team possesses the skills and experience necessary to help those in need. In today’s blog at Revibe Therapy in Winter Park, we talk a little bit about sexual trauma therapy, how EMDR therapy can help, and what you can expect from our wellness clinic. Keep reading to learn more and feel free to reach out to us at any time to schedule your appointment for EMDR therapy to address trauma of any nature.
What is Trauma?
So some of you may be wondering: what is trauma? You’ve likely heard of it, but even those who have experienced an event that qualifies as traumatic, they may still not fully understand what trauma is. In essence, trauma is psychological damage that happens to the mind after experiencing a singular or a series of highly stressful events. Trauma of any nature can be difficult to identify and work through — sexual trauma more so for some people. Many victims of sexual trauma or trauma convince themselves that “it wasn’t that bad” or that it was somehow their fault. It’s critical that you seek professional help. Working through your past trauma, sexual or otherwise, will help you find clarity, closure, and live a more fulfilling life.
Sexual Trauma Therapy
At Revibe Therapy in Winter Park, we utilize the power of EMDR therapy to guide you through sexual trauma therapy. EMDR therapy is recognized as one of the most effective methods in addressing trauma and we find that it is just as effective in helping those who have experienced sexual trauma.
For those of you unfamiliar with EMDR therapy, it is a type of treatment that consists of eight steps. The steps are as follows:
- History and treatment planning
- Body scan
Within these steps, your mental health professional at Revibe Therapy in Winter Park will assist you with the bilateral stimulation of the brain. This can be achieved by focusing on an object your therapist is holding as it moves from left to right, or simply by alternating squeezings something with your right and left hands. Bilateral stimulation during EMDR therapy assists trauma patients in staying grounded, present, aware, and feeling safe as they work through the past traumas and painful memories. In addition to bilateral stimulation, your therapist at Revibe Therapy will help you use positive imagery to help replace negative thoughts, feelings, and memories.
Revibe Therapy Winter Park
We hope that today’s blog has been informative and helpful to you! If you have any questions surrounding trauma of any kind or EMDR therapy, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We have years of experience helping people just like you lead a happier, more fulfilling livesfe through the power of EMDR therapy.