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GETTING PAST YOUR PAST

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Are there upsetting memories that you can’t seem to get out of your head? Time may not heal all wounds. Our brains store traumatic memories differently than everyday memories. In these instances your brain is overloaded, and disturbing experiences are left unprocessed. Trauma symptoms can result from a range of life experiences from exposure to war to the breakdown of a marriage.

One approach we utilize to treat trauma is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a therapy technique to get the memories unstuck and alleviate associated negative beliefs and sensations. Some of the issues EMDR can help to heal include encounters with violence or abuse, car accidents, loss of a loved one, and painful childhood incidents.  For a more detailed description of EMDR, check out the following link: http://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/

While traditional counseling is very helpful, EMDR can be used when there’s a specific incident, event or memory that you feel stuck on. EMDR helps to activate the brain’s capacity for healing so that you feel whole again.

 

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