EMDR is a form of therapy which allows you to heal your mind from situations and events. If you tend to re-live events over and over, you might need help in releasing that memory from the present and allow it to pass through to long-term memory. You don’t have to feel the past like it happened yesterday. You do have to think about the situation while bilateral movements are used, but you don’t always have to talk about the issue. This is a nice side to EMDR. I find EMDR is powerful! I truly wish I would have found it earlier, so that every client could have experienced the benefits. More information can be found at www.emdria.org.
ART is similar to EMDR. It helps change the negative event that seems to be plaguing a person. By looking at a situation in a different way or from a strength perspective, people find ART is a quick, effective intervention. It can take 3-6 sessions with some relief in the first session. The goal is to identify a troubling event, reduce the emotional response, and develop a better outcome to the situation. Bonus? You do not have to discuss the issue.
Neurofeedback is helpful in allowing people to relax and go deeper into their issues. It helps other areas including pain management, mood swings, attention deficit and hyperactivity, Autism Spectrum, chronic health issues, strokes, anxiety, depression, anger outbursts to name a few. More information and videos on neurofeedback can be found at www.eeginfo.com . I have trained with EEGInfo for over 9 years and see benefits in my life, too.
Sex is an area that can be the source of many issues for individuals and couples. Sex therapy is informative and supportive of change. By addressing communication and offering educational information, many couples can move toward a satisfying sexual relationship. Individuals may need support in learning ways to help with sexual functioning (erectile dysfunction or inability to orgasm), attitudes about sex, and the dynamics of being in a healthy, loving, relationship.
Another specialty training area includes sex addiction. Relationships are damaged by affairs, pornography, online cheating, and/or sexting. With the development of the internet, websites, dating apps and secretive phone applications, there is easier access to non-committed sexual relationships and pornography. Computers have changed how we look at relationships. For couples, both people are impacted- the person with a sex addiction and the person who is experiencing betrayal trauma.
Betrayal trauma impacts the partner of a sex addict. The signs and symptoms resemble post-traumatic stress. Counseling in this area includes education on the impact and the best ways to manage the stress and trauma. Individual and group therapies help.