Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
EMDR has been proven to effectively resolve trauma or disturbances for survivors of sexual abuse, war stress, addictions, partners of sex addicts, motor vehicle accidents, airplane incidents, or victims of clergy sexual misconduct. For over 20 years, client self-reports as well as empirical research of EMDR has repeatedly shown successful outcomes for client trauma resolution when other treatment methods have fallen short or even failed.
Healing from a trauma can take place when there is a combination of several support processes in place. This usually means support groups, family members or friends who are supportive and understanding, individual therapy, and medication if a doctor recommends it.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, Art Therapy, Equine Assisted Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) are some of the types of therapy that are helpful for treating trauma. Ongoing education, and experiential therapy (such as learning relaxation techniques and stress management) are all a part of the process of healing. The goal in treatment is to express one's thoughts and feelings in a safe environment without becoming too overwhelmed. Creating a treatment plan together with a therapist or doctor of choice is the best place to begin.