Trauma lives in the body, which can often be traced back to a disturbing event. Perhaps it made you feel unsafe or unloved, leading to overwhelming emotions.
These emotions can manifest not only in your feelings, but in a number of physical and mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, persistent migraines, fibromyalgia, or irritable bowel syndrome. Anxiety and depression can feel like intense distress or pain in the body.
You might feel like your body doesn’t belong to you. You may disassociate from your life and loved ones, or feel like the world around you isn’t real.
You may be less interested in activities you used to enjoy. Everyday tasks seem insurmountable. You might have feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, or guilt. You may feel constantly “on edge,” and you may experience uncomfortable physical symptoms such as a racing heart, or the desire to isolate. EMDR provides swift relief so you can reclaim your life. There is hope, and you are not alone.