Helping Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD using EMDR Therapy at 1066 Therapy
covering East Sussex, Battle, Hastings, Bexhill, Rye, Heathfield, Hailsham, Eastbourne, Crowborough, Brighton, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Ashford and Kent.
EMDR help for trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy to give its full title, is a research backed approach to help trauma and PTSD: it is useful to help treat the psychological after effects of traumatic events: – traumatic stress, post traumatic stress, and post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.
It is one of just two treatment approaches recommended by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) for these sorts of problems.
EMDR is often used to help people recover from the psychological/emotional after-effects of adult traumas such as serious car accidents, rape and sexual assault, being mugged, a sudden and violent loss of a loved one, war, and witnessing violent / traumatic events. EMDR can be used to help people overcome childhood traumas too.
EMDR may also be used to effectively help performance anxiety, self-esteem issues, phobias, and other trauma related anxiety problems, such as those dating back to adverse childhood experiences. For more information on EMDR and the 8 step protocol please click here….and remember to come back to this page if you do 🙂
Typical symptoms of PTSD include:
- Re-experiencing the event – through flashbacks, nightmares, repetitive distressing images
- Unpleasant physical sensations – e.g. pain, trembling, sweating
- Recurring negative thoughts about the event
- Avoidance and/or emotional numbing (hypoarousal)
- Hyperarousal – feeling ‘on edge’, anxiety, irritability, fears/phobias
- Sleep problems/insomnia
- Angry outbursts
- Substance abuse: drugs, alcohol, overeating
- Headaches, stomach problems, dizziness
- Bedwetting and separation anxiety in children
An individual may not experience all of these symptoms, and the symptoms may not start straight after the trauma, sometimes they can start months or years after the event, and if this happens the person may not connect their problems to the traumatic experience.
I have taken accredited Level 1 training with EMDR Extra and I can use this technique either as a ‘stand-alone’ therapy or as part of an integrated approach.
If you would like to book a free 30 minute initial consultation to discuss your suitability for EMDR then please contact me on 07722783490 or by email.