Trauma Counseling, PTSD Counseling: EMDR
EMDR has become well known to be an extremely affective form of counseling for those who have experienced a trauma or someone feeling overwhelmed with painful emotion. If you are experiencing emotional distress following a reminder or trigger of trauma, EMDR can help! Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling is proud to have trained counselors to offer EMDR.
What is EMDR?
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, it is a type of therapy or psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that what took traditional talk therapy years to accomplish, using EMDR can accomplish in a shorter time span.
It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain from trauma requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes (EMDR Institute, 2020).
How does EMDR work?
EMDR works by re-processing how your brain perceives “danger” signals and how your brain responds (overwhelming emotion.) The technical version of EMDR is that it works through using bilateral stimulation to reprocess through past painful events that have left you stuck in your life. EMDR allows you to activate your disturbing memory and process it while you either follow the therapist’s fingers with your eyes or by you tapping on your knees or shoulders. By alternating right and left with either your eyes or your hands, both right and left hemispheres of your brain work together to reprocess the memory and store it properly in your brain.
We would love to help you using EMDR. We have counselors waiting to talk to you Mon-Fri 9am-5pm to answer any questions and see if EMDR can work for you! Please give us a call or schedule a time for our counselors to call you.
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Ginny Vose, Mental Health Counselor. Trained to offer EMDR!
Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling (#JCAC) is a warm and family orientated counseling practice in Alpharetta, Ga. We offer online counseling services in the states of Georgia and Florida. We offer in-office counseling service at our Alpharetta office which is conveniently located to serve Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell, and Cumming, Ga.
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