Time Does Not Heal All Wounds
If you experienced abuse as a child then you are not alone! I work with many adults who have been abused as children and help them heal from the deep wounds of childhood trauma. Research shows that approximately 20% of all adults have been victims of one or more types of childhood abuse including physical, sexual, emotional and neglect?
EMDR therapy is extremely effective in treating adults who have experienced childhood trauma. Even though the past can’t be erased, EMDR therapy can help you process the traumatic memories which affect you today so that the past does not affect you as it once did. EMDR therapy is useful in targeting the disturbing memories that have created negative thoughts about yourself, flashbacks, body sensations and negative feelings of sadness, loss, anger or shame. After the childhood trauma memories are reprocessed clients can remember it but they don’t feel the same old emotions or sensations. The memories won’t feel as distressing and the client will have a more adaptive and healthy view of themselves.
There are long lasting effects both physical and emotional to adults who suffered abuse as children. 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.