I was reading some comments on Facebook, from one of the pages I follow, and saw the term EDMR being referred to. Since I was not familiar with this term I decided to look it up. EDMR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing; it “is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences”. This goes beyond the typical “talk” therapy that one may think of when they think about seeking out help and counseling for difficult and traumatizing life events.
I found the article to very informative, and it helped me understand a few things about my own journey. The article talks about how memory can be stored in our minds as body sensations; smell, touch, sound, taste and the sight of some things can trigger memories this way. This can cause healing to take longer and be more difficult. This definitely feels like it applies to me, and I feel like I could probably benefit from this type of therapy.
To find out more about EDMR and to see if you think it could help you; click here to read the article : What is EDMR?
I have updated the Resource page to contain the EDMR link as an educational link.