Millions of Americans suffer from mental and emotional scars from extremely traumatic or disturbing events in their past. In recent years, many organizations have led campaigns to raise awareness about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its impact on military veterans returning from war. In addition to our military servicemen and servicewomen, millions of Americans struggle to recover from non-war-related trauma ranging from assault or abuse to other terrifying events that may unfold in every day life, such as car accidents or shocking news about a friend or family member.
Burdened by the sadness and fear that accompany these events, many follow their instinct to avoid discussion or reflection of horrific events. Forunately, there are several roads to recovery through counseling. Two therapies used for trauma and PTSD are Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), which are explained below.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) Explained:
ART may help you overcome and eventually remove many of the triggers that lead to stressful and depressing mental reactions. Therapy involves patient eye movement coinciding with verbal description of the traumatic incident. As a trained specialist in ART, I will gently guide you through the eye movement path. ART methods originated from scientific research studies conducted by the University of South Florida.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) Therapy Explained:
This video explains the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy offered by Sarah O'Hern, who offers EMDR Therapy in Orlando, Florida. If you are in need of therapy for post traumatic stress disorder or other forms of trauma, please fill out the contact form below the video.