I have believed in EMDR for a long time. I refer my clients regularly to receive EMDR. This is an evidenced based process (meaning it has been proven to help). Since I can remember, I have worked with people that have survived significant trauma. They are drawn to me like a magnet; or maybe it is the other way around. I was wise to team up with my business partner that is trained in EMDR.
If you have a traumatic event(s) that cannot be healed or resolved by talk therapy, I highly recommend working with my business partner. She has been helping many clients free themselves from being stuck in their trauma and stuck in the past. I learned first-hand the mind-blowing results of EMDR.
A few months ago, a sick abusive person from my past died. My initial reaction was celebration and relief. I believed this person would abuse people until he died. I called everyone I loved to share in my relief and resolution of embracing closure from a thirty three year old trauma. But low and behold I did not get closure. Instead, PTSD reared its ugly head.
I couldn’t sleep. I kept replaying a few traumatic events in my head. I had the urge and desire to drink, in order to get rid of the haunting that had returned. While walking my dogs and night, I was sure someone was watching and waiting to hurt me or kill me. I was desperate for relief. I started to tell my friends and colleagues of my struggles. A good friend of mine told me of Charlie Johns- an EMDR expert. I immediately gave him a call. I could not believe how powerful the experience was and how, after one session, I no longer had PTSD. (For some people it may not work as quickly.)
EMDR is usually done in 8 phases. Because it was clear I was ready, I had done talk therapy related to the past, and I had solid coping skills and supports, we jumped right in. If you have a trauma that it not resolved and keeps interfering with your life, EMDR may be the answer. Becky, would screen you and make sure you were a good fit for EMDR. She would also make sure you had an understanding of EMDR and the process before starting EMDR. It feels right in promoting EMDR, when I know first-hand, how powerful and healing it was for me. Give Becky a call (720)-394-1437 for a complimentary consultation.
(Charlie Johns LPC, CACIII 303-903-7627)