One of the most difficult experiences in life is PTSD.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a very debilitating condition that can arise after any form of brief or prolonged emotional, sexual or physical trauma. It affects your relationships with others in negative ways. If you have unhealed PTSD, you are suffering and there is hope for your healing with EMDR II Trauma Therapy at my Christian Counseling office located in Littleton, Colorado 80120.
I’ve worked with many individuals with PTSD over the past two decades. The experience of any kind of trauma gets stored in the neural pathways of the brain and in the body’s energy system. It rips apart the foundation of your life in some ways.
What you need is a newly laid foundation to help you make the course corrections for a better life. This is where I can help you.
How EMDR II Can Help You
I frequently use EMDR II Trauma Therapy in my private practice in Durango, Colorado and Pagosa Springs, Colorado. I’m an Admitted Member in the Sterling Medical Psychological Health Affiliate Network. I work with Military Veterans & Members and their families and civilians who’ve suffered trauma, provding treatment of PTSD using EMDR II Trauma Therapy.
I received my EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) trainings shortly after the bombing of the Fred Murrah building in Oklahoma City in 1995. I used these trainings in my trauma-resolution work with the survivors, the medical staff, clean-up crews, and rescue workers who assisted them and suffered vicarious traumatization in the process. I’ve also experienced this wonderful trauma therapy for my vicarious traumatization as I worked with the surviors and those who assisted them and found it immensely beneficial, completely relieving my symptoms.
My father was a World War II War Veteran. He served in the Marine Corps as a Platoon Sergeant. My siblings and I were born several years after his military service ended. As a mental health counselor I now realize that he suffered from PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I vividly recall his struggles with anger, alcoholism, nightmares, flashbacks, headaches, and hypervigilence – all symptoms of PTSD.
My father had a good heart, and suffered immeasurably for years before his death with this disorder, never receiving any kind of relief from it prior to his death at 60. I was 19. Back then, there was no relief from PTSD and he never called it PTSD. It was only many years later as I began working in the mental health field that I realized my father’s suffering had a name for it – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Of course because I loved him, it became my suffering too.
How PTSD Affects You
If you have suffered any form of traumatic event such as a near-death or threat of death, serious injury or significant loss of any kind, military combat, physical harm to yourself or someone else, sexual trauma such as sexual molestation or rape, you may be suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. If so, you probably experienced intense fear, horror, and helplessness. Trauma is any event, which is painful, stressful or life-altering with respect to a person’s emotions, sexuality, or physicality, that goes well beyond what is considered an ordinary, stressful event.
A traumatic experience is felt deeply within the psyche with imprinting to the neural pathways of the brain. This imprinting remains established within the neural pathways and frequently causes Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. EMDR II Trauma Therapy works with the neural pathways of the brain, the cellular memories of the body, and the runaway or frozen emotions associated with the traumatic event. Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing or EMDR Trauma Therapy is a highly effective therapy that I’ve used with many of my clients with great success, since 1995.
As time has gone on after the traumatic event occurred you may find that you are suffering still with uncontrollable flashbacks of the traumatic event, intrusive thoughts and feelings, distressing dreams, and illusions or hallucinations. You may feel intense psychological distress at the mention of the event, or being in close proximity to where it occurred.
You may notice yourself avoiding these situations as well as feeling a restricted range of your normal emotional capacity, and a strong sense of foreboding about the future. You may be experiencing some form of insomnia, with irritability and anger outbursts, difficulty concentrating, a hypervigilance of all that is around you, or exaggerated startle responses. You may find yourself often tearful with aches and pains in your body, anxiety, and difficulty breathing at times.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD responds very well to EMDR Trauma Therapy. It is one of the most widely-researched therapies and has been proven effective in a number of clinical studies. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms I can help you find the relief you are seeking.
Call now for a Free 15-Minute Consultation to learn more about how you can benefit from EMDR II Trauma Therapy in Littleton, Colorado. Call 970-422-6102.