These statistics are sobering, but they are very important. Being aware of the impact of trauma can help ensure that we have protective factors in place, which help shield us from some of the negative impact of trauma. This is how we build resilience, and learn to confront challenges and deal with adversity.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a therapy technique that can be used to help alleviate the distress that is associated with traumatic memories. EMDR has shown that the mind can heal from emotional trauma in the same way that the body can heal from physical trauma.
We provide EMDR treatment at Willowbrook Counseling, in conjunction with other types of trauma treatment.