Sharon Nelson LCSW was grateful to attend the trauma focused EMDR International Conference in Los Angeles, CA, in September 2019. EMDR is an acronym for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
EMDR therapy is a comprehensive primary clinical protocol which in part is bilateral stimulation through the sight, sound, or tactile senses. The goal is to integrate left to right hemispheres of the brain.
Connecting mind, body, and spirit with attunement from the therapist places awareness of somatic (physical sensations) focus to effectively process activating material.
The educators focused on new research and resources related to the brain responses to trauma and healing. The presenters discussed anxiety, complex trauma, attachment related treatment mindfulness, treating depression and depressive disorders, and dissociation related to physical or sexual abuse.
EMDR therapists guide survivors in healing of trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and addictions. We address improved health through an 8-phase model explaining a variety of past, present, and future targets and triggers.
As an EMDR therapist Sharon offers relevant resources and shares inspiration, hope, and new perspective.
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