EMDR is a treatment that utilises bilateral stimulation to activate the brain to resolve ‘stuck’ traumatic memories. In a sense, EMDR ‘kick-starts’ the brain’s natural healing process and gets it going again.
Grounding is a set of strategies to help you get anchored in the present moment. As a trauma survivor, it is common to experience memories, flashbacks and nightmares that can make you feel like the trauma is happening all over again.
Some people feel apprehensive about doing therapy online, which is completely understandable. The great news is that with a few adjustments and clever use of technology, EMDR Therapy can be safely and effectively delivered online.
We all get stressed and anxious at times. It can be very helpful to have some go-to strategies to support us in these moments. Here are some ideas to support yourself to settle when you feel overwhelmed, stressed or anxious. With practice and patience with yourself, it gets easier!
Mindfulness involves non-judgementally paying attention to what we are experiencing in the present moment. This might involve following our breath going in and out, listening to the sounds around us, or noticing our feet on the floor.
A panic attack is a sudden and unexpected surge of physiological arousal that can occur unexpectedly or in response to encountering or thinking about a scary situation. They can be very unpleasant, but there are some helpful strategies to manage them.
The way that we treat ourselves impacts on the way that we feel and how we treat others. Take a look at our strategies to help you develop some self love. Click the button at the bottom of the post to download our helpful PDF version of these steps.
Do you struggle to stay focused at times? We have put together a few tips to help you keep your mind on the task at hand. Click the button at the bottom of the post to download our helpful PDF version of these steps.
Nightmares and flashbacks are a common response to traumatic or stressful life events. They can be a very unsettling and cannot always be predicted. Good news though – we can learn strategies to manage them.