Are you living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) does not result only from experiencing war and combat.
You may be also at risk of PTSD if you have experienced trauma in other forms. This includes: childhood abuse, domestic violence, other severe or prolonged abuse (whether verbal, physical, emotional, or sexual), experiencing crime, assault, or bullying, or surviving a disaster or personal tragedy.
While not everyone who goes through trauma ends up with PTSD, some people do experience lasting symptoms of trauma that interfere with their emotions and daily life. Research shows that women are more likely to develop PTSD than men.
You may be experiencing PTSD if you have been experiencing these symptoms for a prolonged period of time:
Reliving the same endless nightmare and horrors
Afraid of when the next trigger will show up
Ashamed of constantly violating your own boundaries
Never feeling safe or able to trust anyone
UNSURE IF YOU HAVE PTSD?
PTSD does not result only from war or tragedy. You may be at risk of PTSD if you have experienced trauma in other forms. Take this self-assessment test used by mental health professionals to determine you may be suffering from PTSD:
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How does Virtual EMDR work on PTSD and Trauma?
EMDR treatment for PTSD and Trauma is based on cognitive theory. When you experience trauma, your brain freezes and hinders how it normally 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 PTSD and 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 PTSD and Trauma to help you:
Process memories of specific past events
Address after-effects of trauma, such as nightmares, triggers, and other reminders
here are also specialized programs for conditions frequently linked with PTSD and Trauma, including Depression, Anxiety, Grief, and Addictions.
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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 COMPLEX PTSD. 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!