Counseling after traumatic stress

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You may wonder . . .

  • What if this is my new normal? Am I stuck like this?

  • The traumatic event happened so long ago (maybe even years!) Why is this happening to me now?

  • Why do bad things always happen to me? It’s like I’m a magnet!

  • I’ve sought help before but don’t feel like they truly understood what I’m going through nor how I’m feeling. It makes me feel hopeless and/or that it’s my fault that I can’t get better.

PTSD Symptoms

How Trauma Therapy in Charlotte helps:

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What you can expect after trauma treatment . . .

At the end of trauma treatment, you will have a renewed perspective on past traumatic events leading to a new appreciation for them and therefore less sadness.

Trauma treatment allows you to get the joy and purpose back in your life. Connect with one of the best trauma therapists in Charlotte, NC today!

Click on the presentation to learn more about EMDR and learn if it’s right for you!

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is the gold standard in the treatment of PTSD and trauma treatment as it results are highly effective and tend to be quick! EMDR is based on the process of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) that occurs while we sleep. During REM, the body and mind are getting rid of waste and work to restore balance and wellness that are experienced during a wakeful state. During an EMDR session, we:

  • EMDR Phase 1: Take a history of the painful traumatic event(s) and identify the negative thoughts about yourself (i.e. I am worthless, not good enough, unlovable, permanently damaged, etc). Also during this phase, we use mindfulness and guided imagery techniques to induce a REM state and to establish a calm, safe baseline before beginning work.

  • EMDR Phase II: Next, we invite and measure a minor disturbance to ease you into the process of experiencing something bothersome without yet revisiting the past traumatic event(s).

  • EMDR Phase III: Once ready, you will be led to revisit the past event(s) and guided toward the self-healing mechanisms of the mind and body to begin to transform the negative beliefs about yourself and be replaced with the positive beliefs about yourself.

  • EMDR Phase IV: Lastly, we create a future template by imagining hypothetical, yet probable, future events in which the mind gets to practice effectively navigating such events prior to being discharged from therapy. This allows the mind to practice what it is supposed to do before it actually has to do it.

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