EMDR & TRAUMA
we live in a world where trauma is a fact of life;
trauma DOES NOT have to define who you are
Trauma is a result of overwhelming stressful or frightening experiences. It can occur as a result of a single event such as a car crash, or other frightening experiences, including medical trauma, birth complications and more.
In more severe or complex cases, trauma can come from other experiences including bullying and domestic violence, to extreme cases involving prolonged abuse, sexual abuse and torture.
A person's response to a traumatic event is individual and unique to them.
Trauma symptoms vary from person to person.
There is a risk that either immediately or over a period of time, trauma symptoms can severely impact an individual's ability to function.
Symptoms may include, but are not limited to:
depression, anxiety, nightmares, flashbacks, self-harm etc, fear, shame and physical ailments.
At Integrate, we have a team of therapists with vast experience, in working with trauma on all levels, including complex trauma.
Most trauma trained therapists, use a combination of therapeutic modalities, which may include EMDR, body oriented therapies, talk therapy and creative therapies.
At Integrate each therapist is able to tailor the therapy to suit the needs of the individual client, no matter their age.
All our EMDR therapists are active members of the ESTD (European Society for trauma and dissociation*) and therefore keep up-to-date with the latest research and developments in the field of trauma.
WHAT IS EMDR?
EMDR: Eye-Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing,
is an effective extensively researched and evidence-based trauma treatment, that is recognised by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) and the WHO (World Health Organisation) as a treatment of choice for PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). It may also be used for the treatment of many other symptoms and disorders.
EMDR It’s a non-invasive treatment that uses Bilateral stimulation (audio, touch, or eye movements) to activate neural pathways in the brain, in order to process and integrate traumatic memories and so offer symptoms relief.
For more information please see: emdr-europe.org
Trauma is very treatable given the right conditions; of which the therapist and the therapeutic modality are key.
A therapist who is trauma informed and who has training and experience in trauma-focussed therapies, can provide effective treatment to process the trauma and relieve symptoms.