My EMDR Journey
Today I wanted to take a moment and tell you a little bit about my journey to becoming an EMDR therapist.
In 2018 when I first got trained in EMDR therapy, I had been doing trauma work for about ten years. I knew that I was good at making my clients feel safe and seen and believes. I was good at helping the develop coping skills.
And yet, the negative impact and the dysfunction of their trauma(s) continued and I knew there had to be more that I could do.
Then I went to my first basic training in EMDR through the Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) and I found my passion.
In that first weekend we all had to practice EMDR reprocessing with each other and I got to see how this approach really helped people (myself included) connect to needed missing adaptive information and that the memories we worked on were held differently in the bodies and minds of all of us.
Since that time, I have continued on in my EMDR journey. I went on to get EMDR certified and am a Consultant-In-Training (CIT) working towards becoming a full Consultant. I have gotten to see how EMDR reprocessing has helped resolved long held trauma so that my clients function better, and are no longer disturbed by those memories.
I believe that I was put on this earth to do what I do and help others heal. It is so satisfying for me to see clients really be able to set into their worth, their truth and their power. It is humbling and exciting and inspiring.
I am passionate about helping people let go of the pain of their past, live more fully in the present and develop hope for the future.