Anna Francis, LCSW
EMDR and Trauma
Trauma is the response to an experience that overwhelms the nervous system. Just as we all experience life in unique ways, so too will we experience the same event uniquely. What may arouse a trauma response in one person, may not in another. That is why trauma is in someone's experience of the event, not the event itself. When the nervous system is overwhelmed, we are unable to process the event as we normally would, and the experience gets stuck in time and body, causing the person to feel as though they are reliving the experience long after it has passed.
The good news is that trauma is treatable. One research based, effective modality for treating trauma is EMDR.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an integrative psychotherapy that has been researched extensively and proven effective for treating trauma. It helps unstick the brain and jumpstart the healing process that every human is wired for.
To see if EMDR may be a good option for you or a family member, please call 512-897-5382 for a consultation.
When we are no longer able to change a situation . . . we are challenged to change ourselves.
-Viktor E. Frankl