The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is available 24 hours a day for crisis intervention. The phone number is 800-273-8255.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative approach to healing that has been extensively researched and proven to be an incredibly effective treatment for trauma. EMDR uses a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, millions of people of all ages have experienced tremendous healing from EMDR that has helped relieve many types of psychological stress. More times than not, a level of learning occurs during the EMDR process that further increases the level of healing that takes places during sessions.
The core of EMDR treatment involves activating (accessing through verbal recall) components of the traumatic memory or disturbing life event and pairing those components with alternating bilateral or dual attention stimulation (back & forth crossing the center eye movement,tapping or alternating audio). This process appears to facilitate the return of normal information processing and integration. This treatment approach may result in alleviation of presenting symptoms, reduced distress related to the memory, improved self-esteem, relief from somatic symptoms, and resolution of present and future anticipated triggers. Though different individuals will have different needs, EMDR results will usually be more rapid than other forms of therapy. Speed is not the goal though, healing is the main focus.
For more information about EMDR: https://www.emdria.org/page/what_is_emdr_therapy
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