Trauma & EMDR
Here at Winter to Spring Wellness, we are EMDR, trauma-trained, and trauma-informed therapists who get that trauma can make it difficult to function daily. We know the effects of trauma can be debilitating in life. If you have gone through an unwanted, painful experience, you may be finding it challenging to feel safe and stable. It may seem as though you are stuck reliving the traumatic event, mainly when you are triggered by memories, old places, people, or other visceral sensations that take you back to the specific event or developmental time period in your life.
You may feel shame, self-blame, and question if it “even happened.” You may have or currently be experiencing gas-lighting from someone you love or ridiculed for not being able to get out of bed. You could have experienced trauma from bullying, abuse, not living up to a parent’s expectations, a car accident, racial trauma, or the sudden death of a loved one. Whether the experience happened recently or long ago, you may worry that you have no control over your life or future. We are here to help. Your trauma is your own story. Our therapists will go at your pace and let you take the lead. This is your journey, your treatment, and we will honor it every step.
What Trauma Symptoms look like:
Continuous flashbacks, nightmares, and painful memories
Feeling angry, irritable, and unable to control outbursts
Feeling shame about your past experiences and blaming yourself
Struggling to trust others In everyday relationships
Struggling with depression, anxiety, and panic attacks
Utilizing drugs or other unhealthy maladaptive behaviors to numb the pain, shame, or constant flashbacks
Chronic perfectionism feeling like you constantly need to be doing better
Inability to get out of bed, and complete basic tasks such as daily hygiene, schoolwork, or taking your dog for a walk
Whatever it is, we are here for you and can help.
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What Is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of trauma therapy was developed by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., in 1987. EMDR incorporates elements from various treatment modalities and is known to be a highly effective treatment for many types of emotional distress.EMDR can decrease symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, grief, and addiction. In addition, scientific research shows that EMDR is a highly effective treatment for healing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
You are not alone. We are with you every step of the way.
Our team strives to create a safe and supportive, compassionate environment to empower you to see and accept yourself, take charge of your life and provide change and personal growth tools. Whether you are struggling with the pain, trauma, worry about the future, or have a general sense that there must be more, we can help you feel more confident in your day-to-day life. As a result, it is possible to lead a brighter, more balanced life.
28 Schenck Parkway, Ste. 200,
Asheville, NC 28803