Trauma Therapy

For trauma, I use an evidence based practice called EMDR (see below). I have also expanded EMDR to working on toxic programs that play out in our realities causing difficulties and often continuing more trauma. In addition to EMDR, the overlay of "Soul Unity" blueprint is invaluably effective in healing on a comprehensive level. I am excited to work with clients who are open to exploring this system because the benefits are profound.  I am moving toward only bringing on clients that are focused on active consciousness, meditation, or spirituality. This is because it is my true love and calling to weave this into all the therapy work I do. If this is not an interest of yours, you may want to find someone with similar resonance.

What is EMDR?:

"Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories (Shapiro, 1989a, 1989b). Shapiro’s (2001) Adaptive Information Processing model posits that EMDR facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories to bring these to an adaptive resolution. After successful treatment with EMDR, affective distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological arousal is reduced. During EMDR the client attends to emotionally disturbing material in brief sequential doses while simultaneously focusing on an external stimulus.

Therapist directed lateral eye movements are the most commonly used external stimulus but a variety of other stimuli including hand-tapping and audio stimulation are often used (Shapiro, 1991). Shapiro (1995) hypothesizes that EMDR facilitates the accessing of the traumatic memory network, so that information processing is enhanced, with new associations forged between the traumatic memory and more adaptive memories or information. These new associations are thought to result in complete information processing, new learning, elimination of emotional distress, and development of cognitive insights.

EMDR uses a three pronged protocol: (1) the past events that have laid the groundwork for dysfunction are processed, forging new associative links with adaptive information; (2) the current circumstances that elicit distress are targeted, and internal and external triggers are desensitized; (3) imaginal templates of future events are incorporated, to assist the client in acquiring the skills needed for adaptive functioning." as cited at: http://www.emdr.com/q&a.htm