Fear Reduction Therapy and Treatment in Bismarck, ND
Dr. David Brooks uses EMDR Therapy to help people reduce and overcome their crippling fears. It’s fear reduction treatment that actually works.
What are the signs and symptoms of a fear disorder?
For some, a sense of fear may often be experienced, as in Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Alternatively, many anxieties may be related to having specific fears or phobias such as fearing crowds, heights, certain animals, death, disease, physical harm, etc.
Fear disorders can manifest in various signs and symptoms, including excessive worrying, difficulty sleeping, physical symptoms like increased heart rate, sweating, nausea, avoidance of situations that make one feel fearful, and extreme distress when exposed to the feared situation.
Other symptoms may include intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, and irrational beliefs. People with fear disorders often experience severe anxiety and may develop panic attacks.
These attacks are characterized by intense physical sensations such as shortness of breath, chest pain, and dizziness, as well as feelings of extreme fear and dread.
If left untreated, fear disorders can significantly impact a person’s life and cause them to become isolated and unable to participate in activities they once enjoyed.
What causes fear disorders?
Fear disorders are psychological conditions in which a person experiences excessive fear, anxiety, and panic in response to specific situations or stimuli.
Various factors, including genetics, biology, stressful life events, or traumatic experiences, can cause fear disorders. Certain medical conditions, such as post–traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, and phobias, can also contribute to fear disorders.
People may also develop fear disorders due to a combination of factors, such as a traumatic event followed by another stressful life event.
It is essential to seek help from a qualified mental health professional to diagnose and treat fear disorders properly.
The dangers of chronic fear
Chronic fear disorders can have a devastating impact on an individual‘s life, causing them to become overwhelmed with fear and anxiety daily. This can lead to physical and emotional exhaustion, poor concentration, sleeping difficulties, and even depression.
It can also lead to social isolation, as those suffering from chronic fear may feel too overwhelmed to interact with others or participate in activities they would typically enjoy.
If left untreated, these fear disorders can significantly impair an individual‘s quality of life, making it difficult to cope with everyday situations.
EMDR therapy is an effective treatment for reducing the symptoms of chronic fear disorders and can help individuals lead healthier and more fulfilling lives.
How does EMDR therapy help treat fear?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a highly effective and evidence–based treatment for fear and anxiety disorders. It is a psychotherapy that uses bilateral stimulation (eye movements, sound, or tapping) to help access and reprocess traumatic or disturbing memories.
EMDR therapy helps individuals re-frame the negative beliefs associated with a traumatic or upsetting experience and process the emotions attached. This helps to reduce the emotional intensity of the memories and to replace the negative beliefs with more positive and accurate ones.
With EMDR therapy, individuals can develop healthier coping mechanisms, increased emotional regulation, and greater self–confidence. Ultimately, EMDR therapy can help individuals overcome fear disorders’ debilitating symptoms.
How does Dr. Brooks administer EMDR treatment for fear?
Dr. Brooks values humor in good taste and usually practices casually in blue jeans. He is hopeful that your experience with him will be rather enjoyable and that he will provide you significant relief from upsetting memories and fears and be able to assist you in reducing unwanted cravings, if any.
Dr. Brook has been able to use EMDR therapy to assist many suffering with fear to conquer specific fears or phobias and gain a general sense of relaxation, peacefulness and a feeling of being more confident and in control.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration of treatment by Dr. David Brooks at Dakota Trauma Therapy.