How EMDR Helps Trauma with Amye Cole, LMFT

I am pleased to be interviewing Amye Cole, a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in EMDR therapy. Today, we’re discussing EMDR and how it helps with trauma and PTSD.

EMDR therapy offers hope for individuals struggling with the lasting impact of traumatic experiences. By processing these memories and moving towards self-compassion and resilience, individuals can experience improved emotional well-being and deeper connections in their relationships.

We’re exploring:

  1. What is EMDR? EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a type of therapy that helps individuals process and heal from traumatic experiences or distressing memories.
  2. How does EMDR work? EMDR involves bilateral stimulation (such as eye movements or tapping) while the individual focuses on a distressing memory. This process helps the brain reprocess the memory, moving it from a stuck, emotionally-charged state to a more adaptive, positive state.
  3. Is EMDR right for your situation? EMDR can be beneficial for individuals who have experienced traumatic events or have distressing memories that continue to impact their daily lives. Amye explains the importance of assessing an individual’s “window of tolerance” before beginning EMDR therapy to ensure they can safely process the memory.
  4. How to get the most from EMDR therapy? Amye discusses the different formats of EMDR therapy, including weekly sessions and intensive programs. She also emphasizes the importance of finding a therapist with whom you feel safe and connected.

Amye shares examples of how this incredible tool helps her clients change their lives for the better, offering hope to those struggling with the lasting impact of trauma. If you or someone you know is dealing with traumatic experiences, EMDR therapy may be a valuable path to healing and resilience.

Resources mentioned on the call:

To find EMDR Licensed Specialists in your area go to: www.emdria.com

To reach Amye:

Amye R. Cole, MA, MBA

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

EMDR Certified Therapist

National Certified Counselor

Licensed in TN, VA, CA, & NV

(865) 801-0314

amyecolelmft.com

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