Posts Tagged ‘EMDR’

Traumatic Experiences Change Your Brain. Literally

Elevate Counseling: EMDR For Trauma

Research shows that the brain stores traumatic experiences differently than other memories. Are you easily triggered into negative emotions? Do you KNOW you are overreacting, but you just can’t stop yourself in the moment? I often hear these comments in my counseling office and people are sometimes surprised when I tell them that an earlier,…

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Healing From Trauma: What Works?

Treatment for Trauma

Trauma: The Importance of Treating Lingering Psychological Wounds If you were born before 1995, you likely have a vivid memory of September 11, 2001. I remember waking up and preparing for classes (I was finishing my undergraduate degree in psychology) when I received a phone call from a friend. She told me to turn on…

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Invisible Scars: How My Car Accident Changed Everything

Invisible Scars the power of CBT and EMDR

How I Discovered The Effectiveness Of Trauma Therapy One morning in August 2016 I was on my way to school (I was a teacher at the time). It was the second day of the school year and I was excited. I drove the same route that I had the last two years. I would get…

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How Trauma Affects The Brain

The impact of trauma on the brain and EMDR: Elevate Counseling

How Trauma Affects The Brain I’m often asked about the impact of traumatic experiences on the brain. People wonder why it is that these memories are so much more vivid and impactful compared to mundane, or even “happy” memories. What is Trauma? Psychological Trauma  is a specific type of damage to the mind as a…

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Are you a victim of trauma? What you may not realize about stressful events 

Do you wonder if you are a victim of trauma?  Psychological trauma is a specific type of damage to the mind as a result of a severely distressing event or series of events. Sufferers of trauma may develop extreme anxiety, anger, sadness, relationship issues, sleep problems, or PTSD. Trauma happens to everyone. It can be physical, mental, or emotional.  Many…

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