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Healing from PTSD & CPTSD with a SIRA certified EMDR practitioner

Healing from Trauma:

Facing trauma and its lingering effects can be an overwhelming journey. However, there is hope for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD (CPTSD). Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy offers a powerful approach to healing trauma. It is a well researched and proven effective model of therapy, recommended by the World Health Organisation WHO. It works and once you understand the puzzle of the mind, its relationship to the nervous system and how it processes events into memories, then it will make sense to you and the path to healing becomes clear. If you are committed to doing the work in regular sessions, it will happen, you will heal.

PTSD can be treated with a SIRA registered EMDR therapist

Understanding Trauma and PTSD

Trauma can leave deep emotional scars that impact daily life. Experiencing a traumatic event can lead to symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, hyper-vigilance, and anxiety. These are hallmark signs of PTSD, a condition that can severely affect your well-being.

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EMDR Therapy: A Path to Healing

EMDR therapy is a specialised and evidence-based approach designed to help clients process and heal from trauma. It involves a structured eight-phase protocol that focuses on accessing and reprocessing traumatic memories to reduce their impact. The goal is to help clients integrate distressing memories into their overall life narrative, enabling them to move forward with a healthier perspective.

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How EMDR Works

During EMDR sessions, clients are guided to recall traumatic memories while also following bilateral stimulation. This can involve eye movements, sounds, or tactile sensations. The bilateral stimulation helps the brain reprocess and integrate these memories in a less distressing way, reducing the emotional charge they hold.

The Benefits of EMDR for PTSD

  • Effective Trauma Resolution: EMDR therapy helps process traumatic memories, leading to reduced emotional distress and symptoms of PTSD.

  • Once the heat and weight from traumatic events has started to clear, it allows the client to feel lighter and experience more happiness and empowered to then start working with their mind to see and create their life how they would like it.

  • Often clients have tried other forms of therapy such as CBT, to try to be positive and think their way out of the symptoms that their past traumatising experiences has left them with. This can be just torturous, leaving them feeling even more hopeless and like they have failed when they remain trapped in the sensations and emotional pain of trauma.

  • The time will come for managing your mind, once the traumatic events have been cleared and filed away like a normal memory - then it is much easier to think and see things more positively. So if you are trying to put the cart before the horse - stop now, it's like pushing against a tidal wave. Clear your trauma first.

  • Rapid Results: Many clients experience significant improvements in a relatively short period, making EMDR a potentially time-efficient therapy. However, for CPTSD a longer commitment is needed compared to a one off traumatic event.

  • Long-lasting Healing: So EMDR addresses the root causes of trauma, leading to sustainable and profound healing rather than just symptom management.

  • Safe Environment: As a SIRA certified EMDR practitioner, I provide a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their trauma at their own pace. Though I do ask for a commitment from my clients to put the work in during sessions. It is this consistency that gets results.

  • Personalised Approach: EMDR therapy is tailored to each individual's unique needs, ensuring a targeted and effective treatment plan.

Why Choose a Registered SIRA and EMDR Practitioner?

Being an EMDR practitioner with SIRA certification means that I am able to work with SIRA clients and am recognised by the relevant professional body PACFA and EMDRAA and adhere to the highest standards of ethics and practice.

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Embark on Your Healing Journey Today

If you're ready to put the work in and break free from the grip of trauma and PTSD, EMDR therapy could be the transformative solution you've been seeking. As a SIRA registered EMDR practitioner, I am here to guide and support you on your healing journey. Together, we will work towards reprocessing traumatic memories, reducing their impact, and helping you regain your sense of self and well-being.

Don't let trauma hold you back any longer. Contact me today to learn more about EMDR therapy, my PACFA registration and SIRA certification, and how we can work together to pave the way for your healing and recovery.

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