Tag: traumatic memories

Profound Trauma and EMDR

I have been writing about EMDR and the process of therapy for a few reasons.  I often tell people that therapy is good.  Go to therapy! But then I’m met with this common response: “Why?” That’s legit.  Why indeed.  Providing documentation of the actual…

Core Beliefs and Double Distortions

I paused writing about therapy because I wasn’t sure where to start.  I wish I could have filmed one session.  It was that good.  Alas, I will start where I stopped–core beliefs. Between the breath work and the core beliefs work, recovery is moving…

EMDR in Real Time

With all this talk about EMDR, I have been asked, “Yeah, but what is it? What do you do exactly?” That’s a question I would ask.  I would want to know.  “Trauma work” sounds ominous.  So, what does it look like? Let’s talk about…

An EMDR Tip

I start EMDR today.  Oddly enough, I’ve had very detailed nightmares for three nights.  Nightmares in Technicolor. I am not one to have nightmares.  I have elaborate dreams from time to time, but this is different.  These dreams are like my worst fears come…

EMDR and You

Let’s talk about trauma for a moment.  I’ve mentioned EMDR in other posts, but let’s really discuss it for clarity’s sake. What is EMDR? “Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapeutic approach that emphasizes the brain’s intrinsic information processing system and how…

What Your Brain Knows

Hello, hello, hello! I apologize for my absence.  I have been recovering from not a small surgery, and I don’t think I remember half of September nor the beginning of October at all.  I found a stack of bills last night that I have…