“We have learned that trauma is not just an event that took place sometime in the past; it is also the imprint left by that experience on mind, brain, and body.”
~Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Scientific evidence suggests that some types of trauma can be stored in your body. By identifying places of physical tension, you can safely explore your mind/body connection and begin to heal from traumatic experiences from the past and transcend the negative core beliefs you have formed about yourself.
(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
EMDR is an evidence-based technique designed to reprocess traumatic memories by employing bilateral stimulation to reconsolidate traumatic memories and desensitize their emotional valence.
A note about trauma work:
Exploring past memories, core beliefs, and deeper aspects of the self can be very challenging, as it takes courage to look in places you’ve never looked before and bravery to share your experience with a counselor. Some people find they feel worse before they feel better and that’s because this work can bring up painful experiences. I intend to safely support this journey by attuning to your specific needs and allowing trust, safety, and our therapeutic relationship to guide the work we do together.