Slaught Discusses Options For PTSD Patients

“The professionals at Hospice of Santa Barbara strive to provide the highest level of service to clients by offering effective, cutting-edge therapies,” Kenny Slaught notes on his blog, praising the organization. “Dealing with grief and loss is extremely difficult, but a new therapy has emerged to help individuals through difficult times.” People with PTSD experience overwhelming and painful feelings whenever they remember a past trauma. Those dealing with loss and grief often have similar reactions to emotional triggers. With EMDR, these negative emotions can be mitigated. EMDR involves the use of dual stimulation—bilateral eye movements along with tones or taps. During therapy, clients recall past traumas in a protected environment while focusing on an external stimulus such as the tone or tap. Practitioners then help them to find insight about the difficult emotions and make more positive associations with current triggers.

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