Your body heals. Your heart heals. Your mind heals. Wounds of all kinds heal. Your soul repairs itself.
Your happiness always returns, with a little help.”
When we suffer any kind of physical trauma, we know straight away that we need to bandage the wound or have broken limbs reset.
When we experience emotional or psychological trauma, often at the same time as physical injury, it isn’t quite as easy to know how to get help.
Trauma can remain unprocessed in the limbic system – an important part of the right hemisphere of our brain – for years. Until we are able to find a way to work it through and clear it away, it can continue to cause us ongoing problems. Often, these problems can present themselves as anxiety, panic attacks, anger, or self-harm, along with many other unhelpful thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
I am trained to use a technique called “EMDR”. The acronym stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation (and) Reprocessing, and I have used this technique on occasion, to successfully treat various problems.