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Trauma comes in several “sizes”.

Francine Shapiro, developer of EMDR, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, defines large T trauma as events such as war, disasters, rape, childhood physical or sexual abuse, accidents, and loss.  Often these traumas leave us with a feeling of powerlessness: they can trap us in memories and lead to symptoms of PTSD, which can disrupt our functioning on many levels.

Small t trauma includes those events, which interfere with optimal health due to “mis-beliefs” about the self and one’s abilities to live optimally. Small t traumas are more subtle, they can be the beliefs that don’t change regardless of the number of years we have invested in traditional “talk therapy”.

 A childhood lived in chaos; fear or uncertainty (due to divorce, illness, or substance abuse) can be the perfect ground for planting the seeds of unhappiness. This does not mean that your parents are responsible for the result, parents usually do the very best they can with the resources they have. Negative beliefs may have taken hold at an early age and may feel natural because they have been part of our pattern for a lifetime.

EMDR actually allows the brain to re-sort memories and to heal itself, which is great since the brain is a very complicated organ, and not easily nor completely understood by science.

EMDR may be a new term to the public but it is well researched and that research can found in a variety of professional journals and on Emdria.org.
Take a look, do your own research, this may be just what you are looking for!

   

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