People experience traumas in different ways and to different degrees throughout life. These challenging experiences can create stress and lead to less than optimal functioning when we allow old patterns (established as we were dealing with challenging situations) to dictate the choices we make and reactions we experience in the here and now.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a well researched therapy tool, studied over the past two decades, which has been proven effective for the treatment of various trauma experiences.
I use EMDR, together with other therapy methods, to help my clients as they reprocess past traumas. People are often pleased to discover they can find relief from persistent long-term feelings, such as depression.
If you are interested in learning more about EMDR, the EMDR International Association has more information at their website: www.emdria.org