Trauma and PTSD
Have you experienced overwhelming, stressful, or traumatic events?
Although all of the questions are helpful, the questions you want to spend the most time are:
–What keeps them awake at night, worrying, in pain of just frustrated, lying in bed, eyes open, staring at the ceiling. Take you to that place where you’re the fly on the wall, watching them.
–What is their single biggest problem related to what you offer that causes them the most pain or frustration.
–What do they secretly, privately desire most? Become your potential client and finish this sentence, “If I could just ______.”
Does this sound like you?
Normalize your client’s experience so that they know they aren’t alone. This is also a place for you to agitate the problem and provide trust. This is your opportunity to say; hey, I know what you’re going through and help is available.
How will Therapy for Trauma help?
You want to give your potential client hope that healing is possible. This is not about how you work, your modalities or your philosophy, but rather a place for you to introduce the benefits of therapy and to express confidence that healing is possible.
I know it may be counterintuitive to bring up your client’s objections to coming to therapy, but bringing up your potential clients’ resistance, fears and objections makes you seem more credible and relatable. You want to consider the top three objections your client population has or could express about receiving therapy services, name them, and address them.
So what is EMDR and how can it help? Per EMDRIA, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. I am trained in EMDR and incorporate this into my work to help individuals relieve suffering and emotional distress. Together we will pick up the pieces and reclaim your life. For more information about EMDR, please see EMDRIA and EMDR Institute, Inc.