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Unfortunate traumatic experience happen in our lives without any warning. When the traumatic experience catches us off by surprise, it can bring hardship to our daily lives.

The simple things we used to do on a daily basis seem to be more complicated to get done then normal. Simple tasks like getting up from bed and sleeping. Life can be difficult when living through the traumatic experience that brought upon invisible weight onto your shoulders.

Where EMDR come to play when if there is no way to communicate with the therapist about the traumatic event. There will be no progress in recovery if this keeps up. 

What is EMDR used for?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is form of psychotherapy used for the person able to communicate their traumatic experience by looking side to side and/or hand tapping. EMDR also does treat people who suffer from PTSD, including addiction.

Symptoms of PTSD – Infographic/PDF

The person who went through such a traumatic experience will make their lives harder to live. The person with PTSD will have a trouble time sleeping at night such as insomnia. They may feel they are at risk of losing their life at times when suffering from anxiety. They will isolate themselves completely from others.

Benefits of EMDR – Infographic/PDF

Being able to communicate with a professional therapist can help you recover from your traumatic experience. You will feel a sense of relief, calm, and clarity being able clear your mind for the first time. With this comes anything simple in your life that was difficult to do then, is way easier now being able to concentrate and focus.

With the help of your professional therapist you can rest easy knowing they have in mind what is best for you. Especially seeing you in the end to recover and grow to a better person.

How Does EMDR Work?

When somebody experiences a unsuspected traumatic experience, what happens to the brain when it usually stores thoughts, images, emotions and feelings gets disrupted. This disrupted process In the brain leads to mental health problems, such as agitation, insomnia, severe anxiety, social isolation and more.

EMDR helps the brain process anything that wasn’t processed right when the traumatic event like images, emotions, and feelings. Done by looking side to side or hand tapping to help the person communicate with their therapist about their traumatic experience.

Does EMDR Help with PTSD and Addiction?

EMDR does help those with PTSD, so if they also do have an addiction problem. Then yes, but not recommended to treat solely on addiction. Though keep In mind studies conducted on this subject is rare.

Where to Find Professional Help?

SAMHSA has a Facility Locator on their website which helps anybody find professional help locally around you. Keep in mind scam artist exist out their targeting people like you and insurance companies out of their money.



Now we have learned what EMDR is and how efficiently treats those with PTSD and Addiction. To find professional and trustful help is through SAMHSA Facility Locater.  Did anyone find it weird at first, that moving your eyes side to side or hand tapping is used for therapy? 

If you have anything to share or comment, feel more then welcomed to comment down below and share. 



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