There is hope for those who have experienced multiple operational stress injuries. The hope is intensive EMDR treatment which gives each operational stress injury the attention the injury needs through reprocessing. EMDR follows a past present future protocol which for comprehensive treatment requires targeting and reprocessing past memories that are linked to the operational injury and then reprocessing the original injury and finally processing the future, a future that is goal orientated, free of negative beliefs and disturbing emotions.
What causes PTSD?
Trauma gets locked- frozen in time. This frozen memory with all of its sight, sounds, body sensations, negative beliefs,and emotions get stuck causing the brain to believe its re living this event even though the event has been over for years. Triggers ( sights, sounds, smells, places, people) that remind of us of the original injury cause a survivor, a warrior, or first responder to re live the nightmare again and again.
Intensive EMDR is a three hour reprocessing session over the course of five days that involves processing each OSI or combat trauma.
The results are managed or eliminated PTSI. There is hope. You can suffer less. You can even be released from the disturbance completely.
I offer intensive EMDR once a month for First Responders. I am a VA provider
Please contact me.