Trauma is a physiological response to events that can be perceived as overwhelming and threatening to a person's physical or emotional well-being. These events can be natural disasters, accidents, violence, abuse, or loss. There are different types of trauma, including acute, chronic, and complex trauma. Acute trauma refers to a single traumatic incident, while chronic trauma refers to repeated exposure to traumatic events, and complex trauma refers to exposure to multiple traumatic events over a prolonged period.
Symptoms of trauma can include anxiety, depression, flashbacks, nightmares, avoidance, and hypervigilance. Treatment for trauma aims to help individuals manage their symptoms and develop coping skills. Flourishing In Your Purpose utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Somatic Therapy, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) to treat symptoms of trauma. I have conducted over 400 EMDR treatment sessions and have extensive training in utilizing EMDR for trauma and PTSD diagnoses. Additionally, I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and have satisfied the requirements set by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) as a EMDR Certified Therapist. These requirements include completing a 50-hour EMDR training course, at least 20 hours of consultation with an EMDR Consultant, working with at least 25 different clients in at least 50 EMDR sessions, and an additional 12 hours in specialized EMDR topics.
Introduction to EMDR Therapy
Courtesy of EMDR International Association. Website: https://www.emdria.org.