Sometimes difficult situations lead us to be traumatized. We may be hit by a car. Someone may hit our body with violent intent. A parent may have yelled at us as a child or criticized us. Someone we love may experience an unexpected and difficult death.
These experiences may lead us to feel nervous, angry, or sad. As a result, we may isolate ourselves from those we love. Perhaps, we react to others with hostility or fear.
These patterns of behavior affect the way we form relationships with others. Our children are impacted when we have unresolved trauma. Our marriage can be diminished by our thoughts and feelings that result from unresolved trauma.
Yet our traumatic experiences can be life passages that forge our ability to be resilient and adaptable.
For over two decades, I have been treating clients with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is one of the most widely studied treatments for trauma. The Veteran’s Administration uses EMDR to treat our soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.
I have learned that learning to calm oneself down, known as emotional regulation, is a key to the resolution of trauma. And through the use of online trauma counseling and EMDR, I will teach you how to effectively and efficiently regulate your emotions.