Sometimes we hear the word trauma and think it only describes disaster, death, accidents, or assaults. These are life-threatening situations that can absolutely lead to PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). However, trauma can also be the time you were laughed at by a group of kids, losing your job, separation or divorce, a panic attack, emotional abuse, or harassment. At times, it seems there is no hierarchy in our brain.
“Traumatic events, by definition, overwhelm our ability to cope. When the mind becomes flooded with emotion, a circuit breaker is thrown that allows us to survive the experience fairly intact, that is, without becoming psychotic or frying out one of the brain centers. The cost of this blown circuit is emotion frozen within the body. In other words, we often unconsciously stop feeling our trauma partway into it, like a movie that is still going after the sound has been turned off. We cannot heal until we move fully through that trauma, including all the feelings of the event.” – Susan Pease Banitt
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy does just that – move you through the information that is stuck & misfiring. EMDR is more than symptom reduction, it is lasting peace.