Slaught Highlights Benefits Of EMDR Treatment

“The professionals at Hospice of Santa Barbara strive to provide the highest level of service to clients by offering effective, cutting-edge therapies,” notes Kenny Slaught, praising the organization. “Dealing with grief and loss is extremely difficult, but a new therapy has emerged to help individuals through difficult times.” People suffering from PTSD undergo overwhelming and painful emotions whenever they remember a past trauma. Individuals dealing with loss and grief often have similar reactions to these emotional triggers. With EMDR, these negative emotions can be mitigated. EMDR involves the use of dual stimulation—both bilateral eye movements and tones or taps. The process prompts clients to recall past traumas in a safe environment while focusing on an external stimulus, the tone or tap. Practitioners then help the patient find insight into the difficult emotions while making more positive associations with current triggers.

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