EMDR as a Treatment for PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder results from a traumatic event that was experienced as overwhelming and therefore was unable to be processed by the client.

Symptoms of PTSD in Adults:

  • Re-experiencing symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, or ongoing fear
  • Avoiding situations that are reminders of the event
  • Feeling numb, cut-off, or unable to remember parts of the traumatic event
  • Feeling “keyed-up”, being easily startled, or having difficulty concentrating
  • Feelings of hopelessness, shame, or despair
  • Sleep problems
  • Overtime, untreated PTSD can lead to relationship, employment, and drug or alcohol problems.

Read Marie’s story – An EMDR Case Study to learn more about the effects of this powerful treatment tool for PTSD.

Symptoms of PTSD in Children:

  • Increased separation anxiety
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Nightmares
  • Trouble with daytime or bed wetting even if previously toilet trained
  • Trauma related play, drawings, or stories.
  • Increased irritability or aggressive behaviors
  • Concentration and Attention Problems

Read more about EMDR and the treatment of PTSD in children