Experiencing a traumatic event can have lasting effects on a person’s life. Many times, in order to cope, people will turn to drugs or alcohol. This means that sobriety requires thorough trauma treatment.
At Augustine Recovery, we are committed to helping you to work through the past in a safe, comfortable environment. EMDR is a highly specialized therapeutic intervention that allows those who have gone through a life-altering event to recover from that experience.
What is EMDR?
Healing from a traumatic experience or other impactful life event is a complex process that requires a skilled mental health professional. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, therapy is a research-based practice that aids in the resolution of trauma and distressing life experiences.
Through the use of eye movements, sounds, or taps, a trained therapist guides clients through an in-depth discussion of triggering memories. There are safeguards in place if this becomes overwhelming, and a client can choose to stop at any point. However, most of our clients are pleased to find that EMDR reduces their reactivity to troubling thoughts over time.
How Does Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Help?
When a person has experienced a stressful or traumatic event, it’s often difficult to recall this without a stress response. EMDR empowers the brain to resume healing rather than focusing on changing emotions, thoughts, or behaviors. This therapy gives you the opportunity to process memories while reducing your natural fight, flight, or freeze instincts. As a result of engaging in EMDR, clients often report new insights, feelings, and beliefs regarding their trauma.
Why Choose EMDR Therapy?
Quick, Effective Care
Each meeting may last longer than a typical talk therapy session, but the duration of treatment is usually shorter than traditional treatment.
Because EMDR is a unique therapeutic approach, clinicians specializing in this approach are well-trained.
EMDR therapy aims to regulate the body’s stress responses. By committing to this process, you will learn how to reframe past experiences and better prepare yourself to work through events in the future.
Who Can Benefit from Eye Movement Therapy?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is especially helpful for those who have experienced trauma or have been diagnosed with PTSD. However, therapists have also used this intervention to help with other mental health concerns, including:
- Substance use disorders (addiction)
- Anxiety and panic disorders
- Depressive and bipolar disorders
EMDR at Augustine Recovery
At Augustine Recovery, we offer EMDR therapy as part of our trauma-first care model. We have seen the benefits first-hand of those who have engaged in this therapy, and we are consistently amazed at what our clients can overcome.
When you choose EMDR therapy at Augustine Recovery, you will be partnered with an EMDR-certified therapist to guide you through this process. We believe in creating a safe, comfortable environment where you can fully unpack traumatic life events, so you can live a life free from the effects of life-altering experiences. If you’d like to learn more about our trauma-informed treatment options, contact us today.
Recovery Is One Phone Call Away
If you’re ready to face your addiction, or if you have questions about addiction for a loved one, give us a call at (904) 217-0480. You can speak directly to one of our treatment specialists and learn more about our facility, our professional staff, treatment options, insurance, and more.