Are you living with Childhood Trauma?
Research by the US CDC shows that over 6 in 10 adults have experienced Childhood Trauma. Common types of childhood trauma include experiencing or witnessing violence, abuse, or growing up in a household with mental health or substance abuse problems, or torn apart by divorce or incarceration.
Childhood trauma, if unresolved, can have lifelong impact on your wellbeing as an adult. It affects brain development and has been linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood.
Many adults continue to carry the shame and self-blame from childhood trauma, even though what happened was not their fault. They feel trapped in their private hell, unable to break free of their unprocessed emotions.
Symptoms of Childhood Trauma include
Haunted by inner demons and events from your childhood
Unable to shake off feelings of fear and helplessness
Living on edge and feeling like you could explode any time
Never feeling safe or able to trust anyone
UNSURE IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED CHILDHOOD TRAUMA?
Not all experiences put you at risk of childhood trauma. Take this self-assessment test used by mental health professionals to determine if you have experienced Childhood Trauma:
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How does Virtual EMDR work on Childhood Trauma?
EMDR treatment for Childhood Trauma is based on cognitive theory. When you experience trauma as a child, it affects your brain development and hinders how your brain processes memories. Disempowering emotions and negative self-beliefs are attached to these memories, which are repeatedly triggered by stimuli such as images, people, and sensations.
EMDR helps to overcome Childhood Trauma by re-connecting (or “re-processing”) the neural associations in the brain associated with the negative beliefs and memories. Simulating the natural steps of memory processing, EMDR first acts to reduce (or “desensitize’) the unwanted emotions such as sadness, fear, and emotional pain, and then replace these with empowering emotions such as hope, confidence, and power.
In addition to standard EMDR protocol, Virtual EMDR also offers specialized programs for Trauma and PTSD to help you:
Process memories of specific past events
Address after-effects of trauma, such as nightmares, triggers, and other reminders
There are also specialized programs for conditions frequently resulting from Childhood Trauma, such as Depression, Anxiety, Grief, and Addictions.
Letting go of Childhood Trauma
Frequently Asked Questions
I AM NEW TO EMDR. CAN BEGINNERS USE VIRTUAL EMDR?
Definitely! Virtual EMDR was designed for people with no prior experience of EMDR. The program is intuitive, easy-to-follow and comes with full instructional videos and examples.
If you need help getting started, Virtual EMDR offers affordable coaching sessions or find a therapist from our Therapist Network.
I AM CURRENTLY WORKING WITH A THERAPIST. CAN I USE VIRTUAL EMDR?
Absolutely! Many people use Virtual EMDR concurrently while working with a therapist. They find that this can accelerate their healing.
Virtual EMDR complements your therapist-guided sessions by giving you the power of “in the moment” healing when symptoms unexpectedly strike (which is seldom during your scheduled therapist session).
This power to address your symptoms when you need it MOST is one reason why Virtual EMDR has proven to be so effective for so many people.
IS EMDR SAFE TO DO ON MY OWN?
Despite what some therapists claim, the fact remains that thousands of people have successfully done EMDR on their own. Virtual EMDR delivers thousands of sessions every month.
Benefits of a self-guided program include: Taking total control over YOUR healing journey, deciding which issues you want to work on only when you are ready, setting the pace and frequency of your sessions, being able to focus 100% on your issues, and building self-esteem that you did it yourself.
However, self-guided programs are not for everyone. You are best placed to decide if this type of program is suitable for you. Please consult your doctor if you are unsure.
I SUFFER FROM MULTIPLE CONDITIONS SUCH AS DEPRESSION AND ADDICTION. WILL VIRTUAL EMDR WORK FOR ME?
Yes, many people have used Virtual EMDR to treat complex and chronic emotional conditions. In fact, people often find that many conditions are linked and stem from a common root cause, such as childhood trauma.
By using Virtual EMDR to address the core issue (instead of just relieving the symptoms, as other treatments do), you can successfully address the real problem – and eliminate all these conditions at the same time!