Vera Dyck MSc, RP, MFT |Registered Psychotherapist
Heroes are people who do good or necessary things at great personal cost. Heroism must be judged by the courage and grit required to do what needs doing. That`s why trauma - the great terrorizer - produces heroes. No one has to over-ride
fear the way a trauma survivor
My experience and training (academic and clinical) have taught me that very often:
1. suffering (physical, emotional, mental) has its roots in traumatic experiences
2. trauma is resolvable.
Every week I come across new studies on the neuroplasticity of the brain. The mind can heal. And healing in the body follows changes in the mind.
Energy healing, massage and other bodywork, homeopathy, acupuncture, naturopathy, chiropractic etc. all have ways of assisting in this trauma resolution process.
Psychotherapy, particularly relational therapy and interventions like EMDR that directly impact neurobiology, can play a key role in this resolution. It can help put basic building blocks of healing in place so that other types of healing become accessible. In therapy, we respectfully and collaboratively work together to help you move beyond the protective strategies that kept you alive during trauma but have interfered with full healing later on in life.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) Therapy provides relief from traumatic experiences and other disturbing memories locked in the body. EMDR is a well-researched treatment that efficiently resolves traumatic and other disturbing memories that become locked and frozen in the body, awaiting resolution (Shapiro, Francine. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. New York: Guilford Press, 2001.)
For more information, check out: www.emdria.org