Coming to Terms with Emotional Pain

Nightmares, disturbing memories, sudden fits of rage, lapses into social isolation, and other crippling conditions are often associated with traumatic experiences that seem frozen in time, resulting in a seemingly permanent loss of joy, passion---and even the very essence of life itself.

The processing of memories and information by the brain can become imbalanced and incomplete, resulting in repetitive severely negative emotions and self-beliefs. Eye-movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) can restore emotional balance and move the processing to completion.

EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way that the brain processes information. Once “unstuck,” brain processing normalizes so that a person no longer relives the images, sounds, and feelings when the event comes to mind. EMDR can be thought of as a physiologically based therapy that helps a person see disturbing events in a new and less disturbing way. Woodlands Family Institute has trained and certified EMDR therapists to assist clients with reducing the effects of emotional pain.