Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of therapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. Bilateral stimulation (BLS) is a core treatment element of EMDR and a process which distinguishes EMDR from any other method. Click here to learn more about EMDR
Revised from: EMDRIA.ORG
Progressive counting (PC) is a recently developed trauma treatment, based on the counting method. It involves having the client visualize a series of progressively longer “movies” of the trauma memory while the therapist counts out loud (first to a count of 10, then 20, then 30, etc.). By repeatedly imagining the movie of the memory, the memory gets “digested” or healed, and emotionally processed. Click here to learn more about PC.
Revised from: CHILDTRAUMA.COM
CBT & DBT
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on exploring relationships among a person’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors. During CBT a therapist will actively work with a person to uncover unhealthy patterns of thought and how they may be causing self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. Dialectical behavior therapy of DBT. Its main goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, cope healthily with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others. Click here to learn more about CBT and DBT, as well as more information on additional approaches to treatment.
Revised from: NAMI.ORG