I like my clients to understand what trauma and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) actually are. I believe the more you know the better you will feel. Many people feel scared, confused and guilty when they are experiencing traumatic symptoms such as flashbacks, anxiety and nightmares. When you know what is happening in your brain and body, you will better understand how we can work together toward your recovery. Knowing how trauma is caused and how your body reacts can be a huge relief! You’re not crazy and it is treatable.
EMDR is a highly effective treatment which uses bilateral stimulation to help you desensitize and reprocess traumatic experiences. See the EMDR website for more info: http://www.emdria.org/