How I can help you.
“We have learned that trauma is not just an event that took place some time in the past; it is also the imprint left by that experience on mind, brain and body.” Bessel van der Kolk MD – The Body Keeps the Score.
With this in mind, there is never any ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to trauma therapy. Benefiting from insights gained from neuroscience research that teaches us about brain plasticity and how we can heal and adapt, I can help you to explore a variety of approaches to deal with the effects of trauma including a rapid trauma processing therapy known as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). This powerful therapy can change how you feel both emotionally and physically when recalling disturbing memories and events. EMDR can also help you heal from the trauma without the need for talking about it in detail.
- Trauma can rob us of the feeling that we are in charge of ourselves. The main task in recovery is to re-establish ownership of our bodies and minds, indeed of our selves. EMDR can play a significant role in helping to acknowledge the felt sensations and revisit the overwhelming memories without becoming flooded or overwrought.
- More importantly I can help you to regain that sense of being fully alive in the present moment and to reconnect with the people around you. You will cease to be a prisoner of the past as symptoms abate and anxiety lessens.
Is your life being impacted by past trauma or painful events?
Trauma therapy, particularly EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) can help you to heal from traumatic events and PTSD.
What is trauma? Trauma can be described as an event or series of events which overwhelm your capacity to cope, leaving a negative impact on your nervous system and current behaviour.
Some events are more likely to be experienced as traumatic than others, for example:
- Interpersonal violence (torture, assault)
- Prolonged/ repeated events (childhood sexual abuse, fighting in war zones, living in a concentration camp) are more likely to result in a traumatic response than a natural disaster (ACPMH, 2007). However it is important to understand that every person’s response to a potentially traumatic event is different.