EMDR Category

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Childhood trauma is often described as serious adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).[1] Children may go through a range of experiences that classify as psychological trauma, these might include neglect,[2]abandonment,[2]sexual abuse, and physical abuse,[2] witnessing abuse of a sibling or parent, or having a mentally ill parent. These events have profound psychological, physiological, and sociological impacts and can have negative, lasting effects on health and well-being. Kaiser […]

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How effective is EMDR therapy?

Multiple independent and controlled studies have shown that EMDR therapy is an effective treatment for PTSD. It’s even one of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ strongly recommended options to treat PTSD. A 2012 study of 22 people found that EMDR therapy helped 77 percent of the individuals with psychotic disorder and PTSD. It found that their hallucinations, delusions, […]

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EMDR Therapy

EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization And ReProcessing Therapy is based on the theory that painful memories remain unprocessed in our memory and that neurological changes done through eye movement can assist the patient in recovering . A number of studies have demonstrated that EMDR can alleviate symptoms more rapidly than talk therapy alone. The patient usually […]

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Is Couples’ Therapy Useful When One Partner Is a Narcissist? | Psychology Today

How Does All of This Affect Couple’s Therapy? Effective couples’ therapy requires each member of the couple to be willing to reflect on his or her beliefs, behaviors, and impact on the other person. It is necessary for people in couples’ therapy to be able to admit where their behavior or their expectations for the relationship are […]

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7 Signs Of A Bad Marriage Counselor And How Marriage Counseling Can Hurt Your Relationships

Without a doubt, love is something you feel — in your heart, your soul and in your being. When your relationship needs help, the last thing you need is for someone to tell you that what you and your spouse are feeling with regard to your relationship can be explained by some entry in the Diagnostic and […]

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Is Therapy Ruining Your Relationships? | Psychology Today

Not Everyone Will Like the New You Remember, you went into therapy to improve your life. In that process, you may discover that some of your relationships are unhealthy. Once you become aware of unhealthy dynamics, it becomes harder to tolerate them. As your point of view changes, so does your outlook on your friends. […]

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Dissociation and avoidance behaviors

Dissociation and avoidance behaviorsDissociation is the essence of trauma. The traumatic experience is split off and fragmented so that the emotions, sounds, images, thoughts, and physical sensations enter and are re-experienced in the present. These people react to even the smallest irritations as if they are being annihilated and cannot understand why. A common reaction […]

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Panic Attacks

Other common symptoms or effects of trauma are: Flashbacks and projectionThe traumatic event had a beginning, a middle, and an end. But flashbacks can be even worse: You never know when they will occur or how long they will last. Traumatized people often “project” their trauma onto people and everyday situations, seeing risks and dangers […]

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Imagination

A distinct lack of imagination has been noted in traumatized individuals. When they are compulsively and constantly pulled into the past, they cannot imagine any other future. Imagination, however, is essential to our quality of life. It inspires our creativity, relieves our boredom, eases our pain, enhances our pleasure, and enriches our most intimate relationships. […]

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Trauma becomes physical symptoms

When people are chronically angry or frightened, the constant muscle tension eventually leads to cramps, back pain, migraines, fibromyalgia, and other types of pain. Other common conditions that often have no clear physical cause include chronic neck pain, digestive problems, spastic colon/irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, and some forms of asthma. Traumatized children have a […]

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