NAMPA, IDAHO, UNITED STATES, July 8, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Trauma is defined as a threat we were not prepared to handle. At the core of trauma is a sense of helplessness that lingers long after the traumatic event has occurred, disrupting your life and your search for happiness.
Katie O’Shea has been a practicing psychotherapist for nearly 45 years and a pioneer in the therapeutic use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR.
O’Shea was first introduced to EMDR in 1989.
“When we found out EMDR, we were totally amazed by its potential,” recalls O’Shea. “It's the most efficient, effective, empowering therapy I've ever been able to find. People have an opportunity to really experience what incredible beings we are and how everything is connected and how we learn automatically.”
Prior to EMDR, O’Shea worked primarily through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. EMDR accelerates the processing of emotions associated with trauma to the body level without asking people to revisit their trauma repeatedly or repeatedly rehearse changes in their thinking.
“We don't know what associations are going to be made with the traumas that we're dealing with,” says O’Shea. “We need to take the time to review these experiences in a safe way to determine what was important, what wasn’t, and what we can and cannot do about it.”
According to O’Shea, the right hemisphere of our brain holds all the connections to unreviewed experiences; the left hemisphere holds what we've already learned. EMDR attempts to connect what still needs to be reviewed with what we've already learned through bilateral eye-movements and the imagination.
“It's empowering because the client sees what they're capable of and the potential for change,” says O’Shea. “The two primary ways we store memory are when something happened and where we were. EMDR helps us register the importance of the event and the trapped emotional energy dissipates.”
O’Shea says the structure of the scripted EMDR protocol provides a predictability to the experience for the clients.
“We have more research on EMDR than any other therapy method,” says O’Shea. “Every single person on the planet ought to do a whole-life review. We need to make sure that we are allowing ourselves time to feel our feelings and respond to them with love.”
CUTV News Radio will feature Katie O’Shea in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on July 10th at 11am and with Jim Masters on July 17th at 11am EDT
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For more information on EMDR, visit www.emdria.org
Source: EIN Presswire