The idea of the mind-body connection isn’t new. It was only when the scientific revolution of 300 years ago or so fragmented our senses of being into various parts that healers stopped treating the mind and body as a whole. The word psychosomatic exists to explain ailments that are as much of a product of mind as they are of body.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a type of psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective in treating trauma and other emotional difficulties. The therapy was developed by psychologist Francine Shapiro in the 1980s, and it is based on the idea that traumatic memories can be "processed" and integrated into a person's overall
Today, we're going to talk about treating trauma by breaking through dissociation that is so common with traumatic events.
Many traumatized individuals alternate between re-experiencing their trauma and being detached from, or even relatively unaware of the trauma and its effects. It can be very confusing, for the individual and for those