Many experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic memories. Whether the onset is due to a natural disaster, intimate partner violence, medical injury, illness, community violence, neglect, or another traumatic event; our bodies remember. It is easy to find ourselves feeling anxious, fearful, hopeless, or stuck after such experiences. Using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and, or Sensorimotor Psychotherapy techniques, traumatic memory can be processed through the body. Since our bodies remember and store these events much better than our memories, these evidence-based practices have proven best to relieve the dis-ease caused by such events. I welcome the opportunity to journey with you toward healing.
Body-based therapies usually require little to no words, which cuts down the possibility of being retraumatized. Body-based therapies focus on processing emotions, memories, and energy stored within the body.