The emotional aftermath of life disturbing or traumatic events can be every bit as devastating as any physical damage. Whether trauma stems from a personal tragedy, a natural disaster, life threatening situation, or hurtful words which left a lasting impact can shatter our sense of security, making us feel vulnerable, helpless, and even numb.
There is no right or wrong way to feel after traumatic events. But there are many strategies that can help you work through feelings of pain, fear, and grief and regain your emotional equilibrium. Whether the traumatic event happened years ago or yesterday, you can heal and move on.
Glenn utilizes a therapeutic approach called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for treating emotional difficulties that are caused by disturbing life experiences ranging from traumatic events such as combat stress, assaults, and natural disaster, to childhood events. Such experiences turned to memories have a lasting negative effect that interferes with the way a person sees the world and the way they relate to other people or certain situations.
EMDR incorporates elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy with eye movements or other forms of rhythmic, left-right stimulation. These back-and-forth movements are thought to work by “unfreezing” traumatic memories, allowing you to resolve them. This approach helps a person see disturbing material in a new and less disturbing way.