Trauma can be experienced in life-and-death situations, serious physical injury-or the threat of it, extreme physical/sexual or psychological abuse occurs, or even when a loved-one or close acquaintance deals with these things (vicarious trauma). Intensity, frequency and/or duration, with an underlying sense of lack of control, can serve as the foundation for the deleterious effects of trauma. I was a licensed forensic psychologist for almost 16 years, dealing extensively with trauma-related situations.
Traditional therapy is, in my opinion, fairly ineffective in resolving significant effects of trauma; it can even make it worse in some cases. In addition to various non-traditional interventions, such as clinical hypnosis and biofeedback, I am an expert in the use of Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I have seen EMDR literally “cure” long-standing PTSD, and other trauma-related disorders, in a matter of a few sessions! Throughout the years, various therapists have referred their clients to me, as a consultant, to apply EMDR, and the results are typically outstanding.
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