Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

How EMDR Therapy for PTSD Changes Both the Mind and Body

In 1987, Dr. Francine Shapiro developed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and life events that cause stress to be stored within the body. More than 30 years later, research continues to support EMDR therapy as a treatment for PTSD symptoms and other forms of trauma. A 2015 study published in the Journal of […]

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How to Regulate Dissociation

Dissociation is one of the many different responses someone may have during and/or after a traumatic or other overwhelming event. But, how to regulate dissociation is a more complex question to answer as it involves how the nervous system perceives threats and the different states of the nervous system. We will discuss how the nervous

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Why Do We Dissociate?

Many people commonly ask why do we dissociate? Dissociation is a complex process that occurs internally and unconsciously. Our ability to dissociate is largely managed by the nervous system and its ability to regulate given factors in our environment. Nervous System Evolution Throughout the millennia the human body has experienced slow, but ever-changing evolution and

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Heal Your Body – An EMDR Therapist Near South Denver

EMDR therapy helps people heal from the bottom-up versus talk therapy, or top-down therapies. An EMDR therapist near you can help heal the nervous system from past traumatic experiences and/or situations that caused high levels of stress and overwhelm. EMDR therapy’s effectiveness stems from evidence-based research studies. EMDR is also showing effectiveness to help other

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Managing Survivor’s Guilt: Life After Trauma

This blog post will explore ‘what is survivor’s guilt’, the challenges survivor’s guilt creates in one’s life, and how to heal from survivor’s guilt afterward. Survivor’s guilt may follow a traumatic experience that takes the life of someone you know or severely harms someone who was in the vicinity or area that you were in.

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Finding Peace After the Storm: A Guide to Healing Chronic Trauma

Trauma can occur at any moment or in any experience in life. This blog post will explore the situations that may create chronic trauma, the effects of chronic traumatization on life, and what and how to heal from chronic traumatization. A side note – even if traumatic experiences have occurred years or decades in the

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Impacts of Chronic Stress on Life

Chronic stress, especially over prolonged periods, can negatively impact life. What are the impacts of chronic stress on life? This topic of chronic stress will be highlighted in this blog post. Additionally, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy will be touched on as a way to address and alleviate stress held within the body.

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What Does Grief and Loss Look Like?

Every person will experience grief and loss differently in life. Many factors impact how an individual will experience grief and loss. A person’s culture, upbringing, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity may all impact how grief and loss are experienced. Whenever a connection with something we care about is severed, grief and loss can occur. But what

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