How to heal from PTSD using EMDR and Trauma Therapy

EMDR Therapy Toronto - PTSD Therapy TorontoPTSD Treatment Toronto: The National Institute of Mental Health, defines Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the following way – “PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm. Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma, yet most people recover from initial symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they are not in danger.“

You may be experiencing symptoms such as –

– Hyper alertness

– fear and anxiety

– nightmares and flashbacks

– sight, sound, and smell recollection

– avoidance of recall situations

– anger and irritability

– guilt

– depression

– increased substance abuse

– negative world view

– decreased sexual activity

If you find that you are experiencing these symptoms, then please consult a medical doctor or a psychiatrist to get checked and possibly receive a diagnosis.

PTSD Treatment Toronto: My Therapeutic Approach for Treating PTSD

I work with PTSD as a trauma informed psychotherapist and this form of psychotherapy has three parts to it –

  • Phase 1 Trauma Stabilization – This phase of treatment focuses on the client practicing techniques to effectively calm themselves and regulate their emotions. We also work on containment of the traumatic material and some form of parts work, if needed. This phase of treatment is extremely important to improve client’s coping of big feelings that may arise in between sessions and to ensure readiness for the next phase of treatment.

  • Phase 2 Trauma Reprocessing – This phase can be introduced if the client has completed phase 1 and feels ready to reprocess the way in which his mind and boy associates with and stores the trauma memories. I use EMDR Therapy, Deep Brain Reorienting and Somatic Psychotherapy to process the trauma.

  • Phase 3 Integration – This phase often happens alongside phase 2, where new positive beliefs are installed at a subconscious level as the trauma memories get processed. This stage also involves practicing new behaviors and improving relationship and communication skills

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