Dealing With Trauma
iMentalhealth Counselling Services offers Individual counselling in the City of Saint Albert, Alberta and Edmonton area, with Registered Provisional Psychologist Geordy Murphy and Registered Social Worker Carson Ryner.
Trauma is when an event or situation happens in our life that goes beyond the normal stressors of everyday life. With people who are dealing with trauma it can often be assumed that the normal capacity to cope is exhausted. With this we want to be careful in our approach with people.
When we deal with trauma it is a careful process that we take in ensuring you are not opening up wounds that are going to retrigger and make you feel worse; however, counselling can often feel uncomfortable for people.
Therefore, the first thing we want to do when dealing with trauma is to ensure safety and stability before we start talking about anything difficult. We want to help you feel resourced emotionally before you process any difficult trauma in you life.
We may work on Breathing Techniques, Tapping, Visualization, reframing thoughts, and education around trauma and the brain.
One treatment that we can use for trauma is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a body based approach that uses Bilateral Stimulation and works with the Adaptive information Processing system.
You can watch more about it here.
What is EMDR
We are located at 13 Mission Avenue, in Saint Albert, Alberta. We offer online and in person appointments.
Carson Ryner is currently taking online appointments only as a contractor with iMentalHealth.
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