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Modalities

 

Modalities


Since trauma affects us psychologically and physically, it is necessary to treat both mind and body. I'm trained (certified) in brain/body therapies including: EMDR, Brainspotting, and NARM.

These modalities are highly effective in reducing symptoms like anxiety, panic and depression. which sometimes stem from developmental or shock trauma.

The terms trauma, abuse, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are often used interchangeably. Sometimes people use the word trauma to describe an event, or to describe a response to an event. PTSD is oneway of responding to trauma.

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Symptoms of PTSD include:

Re-experiencing- Disturbed sleep, intrusive memories, flashbacks, distressing dreams, nightmares, reliving the event, a view of the world as unsafe.

Numbing and Avoiding- Mistrust of others, isolation and disconnection, emotional numbness, low self-esteem, ability to remember events of feelings but not both, memory loss for certain events, loss of faith and hope.

Hyperarousal- Intense emotions, difficulty sleeping, panic and anxiousness, self-harm, risky behaviors, irritability, anger, difficulty concentrating


Using a relational approach, and Somatic Psychotherapy, we take time to explore what's happening with you internally (in your nervous system) so you can learn how to stay calm and "regulated" when you feel triggered.

Learn more about the modalities I use in my practice: