All About EMDR and How it Helps with Trauma

Annie MillerEMDR

Trauma can severely impact the way we function in our daily lives. Even the simplest of tasks can be interrupted by intrusive, negative, and traumatic thoughts. Survivors of trauma know first-hand just how debilitating it can be. There are various ways to cope with trauma, but Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy can be very effective. If traditional therapy … Read More

How The COVID-19 Pandemic Can Trigger Past Trauma and How EMDR Can Help

Annie MillerEMDR

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier this year, many are suffering from mental health challenges. Depression and anxiety are at an all-time high, but what about those who have been diagnosed with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)? If you suffer from PTSD, then you know that everyday triggers can be debilitating. Triggers are hard enough to cope with, and the pandemic … Read More

How Trauma Impacts Your Memory and How to Heal

Annie MillerEMDR

Have you ever noticed that when you go through a stressful experience, it can be hard to concentrate or remember things? Some people experience brain fog, while others struggle with making and forming new memories.   If you’ve been through this, you’re not alone. When you go through trauma or a stressor, it can be hard to remember daily tasks … Read More

Can EMDR Be Done Online?

Annie MillerEMDR

Many of us are feeling overwhelmed right now. Whether you are afraid of the virus, or you are worried about economic uncertainty, the COVID-19 pandemic has far-reaching consequences on our mental health. With more people struggling, therapists are figuring out how to deliver therapy in an online format. Before the pandemic started, I had not thought about practicing EMDR online … Read More

How to Build Resilience During Tough Times

Annie MillerEMDR

An important question that I am asking my clients right now is: How are you coping with everything going on? This is an emotional and anxiety-filled time and many of us are experiencing higher levels of stress. The pandemic coupled with nationwide unrest is causing a lot of distress. What is important to notice is how we deal with these … Read More

Chronic Pain and Your Brain

Annie MillerEMDR

In my practice, I find that many of the people I work with may not be completely aware of how powerful the mind can be. Particularly when we experience any physical pain, our first thought is often what medication to take or what can a doctor do to fix this quickly.  Pain-killers or injections tend to be the first stop … Read More

Healing Trauma with EMDR Therapy

Annie MillerEMDR

Trauma can be a difficult thing to define. We think of trauma as a really distressing experience, or an emotional response to a disturbing event. I often encounter people who feel that something difficult they have been through shouldn’t be defined as trauma. Perhaps it wasn’t life threatening, or they feel that it wasn’t “bad enough.” But the truth is, … Read More

What is EMDR?

Annie MillerEMDR

EMDR uses eye movements, sound or pulses to stimulate both sides of the brain, called bilateral stimulation. Focusing on a disturbing event or traumatic memory, along with the bilateral stimulation can help us to re-process the memory so it doesn’t feel as upsetting. It allows us to see and remember disturbing material in a new and less distressing way. During … Read More