Trauma Therapy and Treatment in Bismarck, ND
Dr David Brooks uses EMDR Therapy to help people heal their mild to severe trauma. It’s trauma treatment that actually works.
What are the signs and symptoms of trauma?
Trauma can manifest in a variety of ways, both physically and emotionally. Physical signs of trauma may include headaches, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, changes in appetite, aches and pains, and difficulty concentrating.
Emotional symptoms of trauma may include guilt, fear, anger, depression, anxiety, and difficulty regulating emotions. It is important to note that these signs and symptoms can vary significantly from person to person and even vary depending on the trauma experienced.
Additionally, many people who have experienced trauma may not be aware of the signs and symptoms or may not recognize them as related to trauma. It is essential to seek professional help if you or someone you care about is exhibiting any of these signs or symptoms.
What causes trauma?
Trauma is caused by various events, including physical and emotional abuse, neglect, witnessing violence, natural disasters, accidents, and war. Medical procedures, such as surgery or childbirth, can also cause it.
Trauma can be one event or a series of events that have a lasting impact on an individual. It can also be caused by long–term stress or an accumulation of small, stressful events.
Trauma can have physical, emotional, and behavioral effects. It can lead to physical symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, and stomach problems.
It can also lead to emotional symptoms such as fear, anxiety, depression, and anger.
Trauma can lead to behavioral changes such as avoiding certain people or places, feeling disconnected from others, or a change in sleeping and eating habits.
The dangers of chronic trauma
Trauma can have a devastating impact on both physical and mental health. It can affect a person’s ability to manage everyday stressors and lead to long–term physical and psychological problems.
Trauma can lead to depression, anxiety, insomnia, substance abuse, and post–traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In extreme cases, trauma can cause long–term physical problems, such as chronic pain, heart disease, and digestive issues.
It can also lead to risky behaviors, such as self–harm, suicidal thoughts, and violent outbursts.
If you have experienced a traumatic event, it is vital to seek help from a professional who can help you process your emotions and learn coping skills.
How does EMDR therapy help treat trauma?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy is a type of psychotherapy used to help treat trauma.
EMDR helps people process and heal from traumatic experiences by using bilateral stimulation through eye movements, taps, or tones to help the brain reprocess the trauma and move toward recovery.
It can help reduce trauma symptoms, such as flashbacks, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts. It can also help people to cope better with anxiety and depression.
EMDR is a powerful tool in helping individuals heal from trauma and can provide lasting relief.
How does Dr. Brooks administer EMDR treatment for trauma?
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, fears and be able to assist you in reducing unwanted cravings, if any.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration of treatment by Dr. David Brooks at Dakota Trauma Therapy.