A death does not have to be tragic or sudden to feel traumatic.
EMDR therapy includes a theoretical orientation to working with trauma and experiences of distress and discomfort. I help support people who have had difficulty in touching into their grief due to experiences of intrusive images, flashbacks, distressing body sensations and reactions, and negative thoughts and beliefs about themselves and their path forward.
EMDR therapy utilizes bilateral stimulation and dual attention stimulation to help process the experience of trauma so that it no longer impacts your day-to-day functioning. This does not mean that your memories will be erased or that you will forget your significant person, but that your relationship to the event(s) will no longer get in the way of how to begin to process and move forward with your grief.
I am currently training in EMDR therapy and am in group supervision to help support and guide my work with this modality. I have experienced EMDR therapy myself as a client and bring first-hand experience in how to best implement bilateral stimulation and dual attention stimulation with people who have a background in music and foundations of rhythm.
flashbacks to the death
negative beliefs about self
uncomfortable body reactions
inability to move forward