Do any of these questions apply to you?
- Do you feel “stuck” in some aspect of your life?
- Do past events play over and over in your mind?
- Would you like to learn how to trust again?
- Do you get hijacked by feelings of fear, shame, anxiety, or anger?
- Is it difficult to move on from some part of your past?
- Have you lost a sense of safety or control in your life?
- Do you find yourself avoiding situations that remind you of a difficult event?
- Do you experience frustrating triggers, flashbacks, or nightmares that get in the way of your relationships or daily functioning?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we can help!
It’s Time to Get Unstuck!
EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is one of the most effective psychotherapy approaches for the treatment of trauma. In simple terms, through EMDR, our counselors can help you deal with past experiences and current emotions in a way that empowers you to get unstuck. EMDR therapy can help you move forward with the emotional freedom, practical skills, and sense of peace and confidence that you need to live more fully and joyfully.
Would EMDR be Helpful for My Situation?
EMDR is a helpful treatment for a broad range of difficult experiences. “Recent research has demonstrated that certain kinds of everyday life experiences can cause symptoms of PTSD,” explains Francine Shapiro, the originator of EMDR. “Many people feel that something is holding them back in life, causing them to think, feel and behave in ways that don’t serve them.”
So whether your pain comes from everyday life experiences or more specific traumatic events, EMDR can help! Here are some specific areas where EMDR can improve your life:
- Anxiety and Panic Attacks
- Death, Loss, and Grieving
- Humiliations and Rejections
- PTSD from witnessing or experiencing a life-threatening event, like assault, combat, a natural disaster, or a car accident.
- Sexual / Physical Abuse and Assault
- Childhood Trauma (Abuse, Humiliations, Neglect, Rejections, Parental Fighting, etc.)
- Racial Trauma and Minority Stress
- Job Loss
- Infidelity and/or Betrayal
- Chronic Illness
- Abuse from Authority Figures
- Feelings of Low Self-Worth
- Marital Problems: when one or both partners have experienced trauma (within the marriage or outside), EMDR can be a helpful supportive process to couples therapy.
At Colorado Counseling Center, Jessica Downs is EMDR trained.