Trauma and EMDR


Many people have experienced some form of trauma during their life.  Whether it was a painful childhood, a difficult relationship, a social rejection, humiliation, loss of control, physical or emotional injury, abuse or assault, and you can’t seem to move forward, trauma counseling may help.

Unresolved issues of trauma my show up in the following symptoms:

  • Anxiety/Fears or Phobias
  • Distorted thinking
  • Isolation or withdrawing from people, places & things
  • Difficulty connecting/intimacy issues
  • Getting “triggered” or over-reacting/difficulty controlling emotions
  • Avoidance
  • Feeling outside of your body or emotionally numb
  • Changes to sleep or appetite
  • Getting “stuck” in the memory, or feeling as though it is happening all over again

Addressing trauma can seem overwhelming and painful, however once you have processed through the event, it is likely that you will feel immense relief.  It is crucial to create a space where you feel comfortable and safe and the relationship with your therapist is very important. Please contact Rising Sun Counseling Center and begin to see a future where trauma does not dictate your day.

EMDR and Trauma

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a widely researched treatment that helps people heal from problems such as PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), anxiety, panic attacks, depression, phobias, grief associated with break-ups/divorce, death, physical injury, physical, emotional or sexual abuse, addictions and more. When something painful, un-expected or out of our control happens in our lives we may experience trauma. Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes and sometimes we have difficulty moving forward. If you find yourself feeling emotionally charged and have a hard time managing these feelings, EMDR therapy may be beneficial. Rising Sun Counseling Center specializes in EMDR for:

  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Pain
  • Sexual Assault/Rape
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Relationship Trauma (Divorce/break-ups, rejection, domestic violence)

When something traumatic happens, your mind may continue to hold onto the troubling memories, sounds, feelings, sensations, or thoughts. It may feel like the trauma is locked or “stuck” inside and it can be triggered by different situations that you encounter that may or may not seem connected. At times you may feel helpless because you are not able to control what is happening in your mind or your body; this is because you are re-experiencing the emotions and sensations that are connected with the old experience. EMDR helps to reprocess the trauma so that the negative thoughts and feelings are reduced.

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