I work with adults who have had rough childhoods. I help them heal from childhood trauma. Did you know that according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) approximately 20% of all adults have been victims of one or more types of childhood abuse including physical, sexual, emotional and neglect? There are long lasting effects both physical and emotional to adults who suffered abuse as children.
- Adults who suffered child abuse and neglect can develop allergies, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, high blood pressure, and ulcers, in addition to other physical disabilities because of poor health caused by the abuse.
- Child abuse and neglect have been associated with panic and dissociative disorders, attention deficit and/or hyperactivity disorder, depression, anger, and post-traumatic stress disorder in children and in adults who suffered abuse.
- Adults who were abused or neglected as children are more likely to abuse alcohol or drugs during their lifetimes.
You can take the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) questionnaire to determine your risk factor for health concerns related to your childhood trauma experiences by clicking here.
Using EMDR helps to process traumatic or distressing memories and experiences from the past so that your nervous system and brain can let them go and no longer be triggered by them in the present. Working on the experiences from the past that caused you harm and chronic stress will help you to live a healthier life as a adult. Even though we cannot go back and change what happened to you as a child we can heal form the past and build resiliency and health now as a adult.