How Trauma in One Generation Can Impact Sleep in the Next

Annie MillerEMDR, Insomnia

Trauma is a powerful force that can leave a lasting imprint on individuals, affecting not only their mental and emotional well-being but also their physical health, including sleep patterns. What’s often overlooked is the potential for these traumatic effects to transcend generations, impacting the sleep of children and grandchildren. Let’s explore how trauma can alter the brain and nervous system, … Read More

The Physical Benefits of Trauma Therapy: Healing the Mind and Body

Annie MillerEMDR

Trauma therapy is a form of therapeutic intervention that aims to address the psychological and emotional effects of trauma. It encompasses various modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapy, and somatic-based therapies. While trauma therapy is widely known for its efficacy in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression, it also offers surprising benefits … Read More

How the Brain Holds onto Fear: Using EMDR Therapy to Let Go

Annie MillerEMDR

As humans, it is easy to remember experiences that scare us. Our brains are built to search for threats and warn us about potential danger. When our bodies feel fear, the amygdala is the part of the brain that is responsible for alerting us to any potential threats. Research shows that during a traumatic event, our brain has enhanced recollections, … Read More

Top 3 reasons to try EMDR Therapy Online

Annie MillerEMDR

EMDR therapy is a technique that was developed to help people recover after trauma. By usingeye movements or other bilateral stimulation (or back-and-forth movements), while thinkingabout something distressing, our experience of the trauma shifts. EMDR therapy is now widelyused and is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD and other conditions. Research shows that EMDR can lessen the impact of symptoms of … Read More

The Connection Between PTSD and Physical Pain

Annie MillerEMDR

Most people recognize PTSD as solely a mental health issue, and that is certainly the case. But, there is often a greater connection between PTSD and physical pain than many of us realize.  The effects of trauma can manifest themselves in many ways, including physical symptoms in the body.  Understanding that connection can help you recognize some symptoms sooner. As … Read More

Grounding Techniques That Can Help if You’re Dealing with Trauma

Annie MillerEMDR

Dealing with trauma is different for everyone. Trauma symptoms can greatly impact your daily life and it can be hard to manage these intrusions. That’s why management techniques you can do on your own are important to learn and can make a big difference.  Getting professional help for issues like anxiety and PTSD is hugely important. It’s something you shouldn’t … Read More

How Online EMDR Therapy Works and How It Helps with Trauma

Annie MillerEMDR

It’s never easy to cope with trauma. Many people struggle with feelings of guilt, shame, fear, or panic when they think about their trauma, and it can be incredibly debilitating. There are various ways to work through and treat trauma, and research shows that many types of therapy are effective in treating symptoms of trauma and PTSD. Over the years, … Read More

How Are Trauma and Chronic Stress Similar?

Annie MillerEMDR

When you think of trauma, a few things may come to mind. You may think of specific events that can cause trauma, such as an assault or the death of a loved one. You may also think of the symptoms associated with trauma, such as anxiety, depression, or physical symptoms. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may come to mind, as many … 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 with mental health problems. Depression and anxiety are at an all-time high, but what about those who have 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 adds an extra … Read More

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