Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) Symptoms after Colorado Flooding

Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome can strike any one of us. After experiencing a major traumatic experience in our lives, most of us will simply “move on” – and life will apparently continue like it always have. But this does not necessarily mean, that we are “home free”. Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome is a cunning psychological condition, and it is not uncommon, that several weeks, months or even years will pass before any symptoms of the syndrome manifest themselves. This is mainly due to the fact, that the human psyche has a built in defense that automatically aims at suppressing those experiences in life that can potentially mean, that we will not be able to function at our best in life.  Falling victim of a natural disaster is a very common cause for being struck with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. A natural disaster often strikes with little or no warning – leaving behind its victims shocked and disarmed in the days, weeks, months and years that follows.

But for the vast majority of people who unknowingly have fallen victim of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, the symptoms will come sooner or later. And when the do, it is of the uttermost importance, that these symptoms are not ignored. They need to be treated with the help of trained professionals.

For many individuals this treatment means numerous sessions with a psychiatrist and for another many individuals it might also end up meaning the need of nerve medicine for many years – maybe even for lifetime.

EMDR As Proven Method To Aid Your Recover

Another form of treatment does however exist, it is of a different nature. It is called the EMDR treatment, EMDR being a short of “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing”. The treatment aims at “reprogramming” the mind of the victim of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome – to ensure, that the individual is helped to move on from focusing on the negative experiences that have caused the Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and instead focus on a new positive mindset and through this cope with the ailment at hand.

The technique that is used in this form of treatment is quite different from the technique that is used in more “conventional” therapy. Besides conversational therapy it also makes use of a series of exercises with the eyes that will essentially help the patient move the psychological focus in a more positive focus – and through this work through the traumatic experiences of for instance a natural disaster.

EMDR Empowers You To Handle Life As It Is

When closing in on the finish line of the series of sessions that are part of the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing  therapy, the patient will be taught a number of self control exercises that will enable him or her to remain in control of the traumas even when not in the comfort of the therapists office. This form of therapy has proven extremely helpful for thousands and thousands of victims of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, allowing them to work through the traumas and return to a normal and worthy standard of living alongside their colleagues, friends and families