Traumatic events and experiences can have a profound effect on the life of an individual. Without the correct processing of trauma within the brain, there is likely to be long-lasting effects for sufferers – ranging from flashbacks and nightmares, to feelings of shame, anger, and helplessness. At Aguilera Psychology, our trauma therapists offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) therapy, with the aim of addressing unresolved trauma by helping the brain to fully process events in a much healthier way. Here are just three of the helpful benefits that EMDR therapy can provide:
1. Aids Trauma Recovery
Carrying on with life after a traumatic experience can be extremely difficult; EMDR therapy can help those with trauma, PTSD and complex trauma to move through the present, reducing the effect that past events have on the brain. This is done by allowing the mind to reorganise the feelings, thoughts and experiences that are connected to trauma.
2. Reduces Anxiety
Past trauma can cause significant anxiety and stress, triggered by anything from sights and sounds, to even smells. The main goal of EMDR therapy is to alleviate the stress and anxiety caused by trauma and PTSD, with our chartered psychologists teaching individuals how to address their worries without becoming consumed by anxiety.
3. Minimal Talking Required
EMDR therapy is different to therapies such as CBT and CFT, requiring much less talking that can sometimes be painful for trauma sufferers. In contrast, EMDR works by stimulating different areas of the brain with eye movement, tapping sequences, and audio stimulation. During these stimulations, our trauma therapists encourage the individual to focus on their memories, which helps to change the way that the brain recalls trauma.
For more information about EMDR therapy for trauma, or our range of other therapies for trauma including CBT, simply contact us today for an initial consultation. Call us on 07919911501 or email email@example.com to learn how we can get you the help you need.