Trauma and Recovery Therapy In Orlando

Trauma and Recovery In Orlando

 

Trauma and recovery in Orlando. When faced with trauma it can feel suffocating while the road to recovery can feel like quicksand. The harder you try, the quicker you sink into it helplessly. Roadblocks can seemingly appear at every turn and become exhausting to deal with. Feelings of being unworthy and undeserving can be a result of past trauma. EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is one of the greatest therapies for dealing with traumatic events.

Dr. Laura S. Brown, Ph.D. is a past recipient of the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Public Service. She considers EMDR as a new window that empowers the client to get their lost powers back and heal holistically.

EMDR is specifically designed to heal clients suffering from trauma. It is completely different from CBT or other talk therapies. EMDR is gaining great popularity because of its efficacy and fast results.

Seven of 10 studies reported EMDR therapy to be more effective than trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Also, twelve studies noted a rapid decline in destructive emotions. An additional 8 report a variety of other memory effects. In treating PTSD symptoms, the American Psychological Association (APA) greatly recommends EMDR therapy. For individuals with a psychotic condition, one pilot trial revealed that EMDR therapy was incredibly beneficial. It has also shown benefits in alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety. The treatment also had a positive effect on the self-confidence of the patients.

Trauma and Recovery In Orlando

 

Our professionally trained therapist, Tania Feres, is proficient in working with patients via EMDR. The process of this trauma recovery can be difficult on the individual as they go through the eight steps of healing with EMDR.

Desensitization: At this point, the therapist will help you detach yourself from the distressful thoughts and dissociate yourself from the pain.

Paradigm Shift: At this stage you regain your thoughts and control over traumatic memories. You will be able to adopt an optimistic outlook towards the event.

Physical Evaluation: Before and after the treatment, you will be asked to compare your bodily signs of strain and stress. After EMDR, you’ll be able to tell if your muscles are still tense. It’s easy to see how far you’ve come by comparing the two stages.

Closure or Termination: The therapist will wrap the session up and inform you about the next ones and what to expect from them.

Reevaluation or the follow-up: This occurs after every session to review your improvement.

 

With EMDR being a fragile process, our main goal is to keep communication open and assure your comfort. This journey is guided by your therapist. You work collaboratively to help get rid of the trauma or PTSD that has kept you stagnant. During this process, your therapist will guide you through the eight steps of healing with EMDR and assist through the emotional and physical reactions to the traumatic event(s). To aid in the re-living the traumatic experience, yourtherapist will guide you to move your eyes in exact patterns throughout the recollection of the event. These eye movements aid in the rewiring of the brain. It also assists in the reconditioning of the response to the traumatic memories that they evoke.

Researchers believe that because the eye functions as a kind of brain extension for the subject. The brainstem is the location holding those memories and emotions we process. This is a result of the biochemical processes that occur when light reaches the retina.

In a study in which the limbic system was forced to absorb painful memories and emotions while the eye was required to analyze fast successions of varied visual stimuli, the impact of the memories was shown to be reduced. As a result, the brain is no longer able to respond as strongly to these painful memories as it would otherwise.

Because of the desensitization and reprocessing features of EMDR, the brain becomes habituated to creating such suppressed responses to these memories. Over time as a result of the therapy’s application, there will come a point when the memories will no longer elicit the same bodily and emotional responses as they did earlier.

Please reach out to tania@therapyhec.com to discuss EMDR therapy.