We all want to live our best lives, but life’s difficulties may get in the way. Depression, weight gain, substance abuse, and dependency issues are common for those who have experienced something traumatic. Fortunately, there are several therapeutic methods we can utilize to combat these issues within our lives. One such method is EMDR therapy.
EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a popular breakthrough treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), has been shown to work to treat other emotional or behavioral ailments as well. Initially created with the intent of processing painful and pivotal life events, EMDR therapy has been credited with giving individuals fewer bothersome feelings and anxiety surrounding those events. If you are seeking a way to change your life for the better, this therapy could offer you multiple benefits.
EMDR Therapy May Make You Happier Overall
According to the EMDR Institute, Inc., EMDR therapy may assist in reprocessing past events and creating healthier feelings surrounding those events. This means you will be healing old wounds and decreasing the frequency and duration of depressive episodes.
EMDR Therapy Can Help You Fight Addictions
Being unable to process traumatic experiences with the proper tools and guidance may lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms well into adulthood, such as substance abuse or dependency. It has been shown that the orienting response associated with EMDR therapy may disrupt the traumatic memory networks in our brains, giving way for our traumas to become less painful. This means that the therapy may assist in giving traumatized individuals the tools necessary to overcome substance abuse or addictions.
Most people have gone through a traumatic event at one point or another in their lifetimes. If you are frustrated by depression, substance abuse, or any dependency issues within your own life, you may want to consider whether this method of therapy is right for you. If you feel as if that negative experience is holding you back, EMDR therapy with our caring and professional team at Cady Wellness Institute may be just the thing to help you properly heal and move on. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Newburgh, IN and learn more.