There are numerous reasons behind a human being becoming the victim of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. What comes most people to mind when contemplating the causes are the likes of war, terror or the eminent loss of a significant other. It is true, all of these occurrences are in fact very common causes for Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. However, what many people are not aware of is, that studies have shown, that one of the main causes for the “average” person to fall victim of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome is exposure to a natural disaster such as hurricane Katrina. Besides the obvious material damages and following costs that such a natural disaster causes there is also the more invisible damages, the psychological damages inside the minds of its victims.
It is of the uttermost importance to handle patients with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome with care – the symptoms of the condition are of such a nature, that they will almost certainly make it impossible for the victim to lead a normal life if the condition is not treated with the help of professionals.
There are a lot of different treatments on offer – some are more efficient than others – and it does also depend on the individual patients condition which treatment will prove most efficient.
EMDR Unique Approach Helps Millions Who Were Suffering
The EMDR treatment, EMDR being a short of “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing” is well known to be one of the most efficient treatments. At the same time it is also one of the treatments on offer that will in fact cause an absolute minimum of emotional distress to the patient while the treatment is taking place. This is due to the fact, that the patient is not pushed into facing unpleasant emotional or physical situations from the past – the patient sets the pace in this phase of the treatment, not the therapist.
Once the underlying causes for the Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome have been unveiled in cooperation between the patient and the therapist, an actual plan for the future treatment will be put into words by the therapist. The goal of the treatment is to “reprogram” the patient into focusing on a new and positive mindset instead of focusing on the negative memories that were causing the Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.
This is done partially through a series of eye exercises targeted at making the patient open to changing his or her views on both past, present and future. The treatment is concluded through the patient acquiring a series of self control abilities that will help ensure that the patient will not fall back into panic or other unfortunate patterns even outside of the therapists office.
EMDR Evidenced Based Approach to Healing & Change
Research has proven, that patients engaging in the Eye Movement Desensitization and reprocessing treatment to a great extend end up being able to move past the traumatic experiences for instance of a natural disaster that have caused the state of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. After going through the therapy a vast majority of the patients are able to return to a normal life with their job, friends and family.