EMDR and Trauma: 2 Main Trauma Groups


What is Trauma and EMDR

Trauma can be called trauma when you feel stuck, hard to cope and feel compelled to suppress. EMDR is used to leave the effects of traumas behind. Desensitization and reprocessing is done with a focus on events experienced as trauma.

Traumas are divided into two groups: Macro traumas and micro traumas.

Macro traumas are extraordinary events that affect his life on a large scale: Events such as experiencing natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, losing a relative, being exposed to or seeing those who have been exposed to physical-sexual violence, having a major accident, undergoing a major and serious operation are macro traumas.

If you have experienced similar events and the intense effects last for more than 1 month, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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@what.is.mental.illness Trauma is the response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes their sense of self and their ability to feel the full range of emotions and experiences.

In this case;

When you remember the traumatic event, you feel vividly as if you are reliving the emotions that accompany that event.

You try to avoid situations and thoughts that remind you of the event,

You have negative feelings and thoughts such as guilt, regret, anger,

Bodily feelings come when you remember the event.

With EMDR therapy, it is possible to process traumatic events effectively and quickly.

Many studies have been conducted on the resolution of post-traumatic stress disorder with psychotherapy. Among these, EMDR is one of the most researched and proven reliable methods. So

Micro Traumas

I can easily say that the majority of my clients have problems due to micro traumas. Because micro traumas are more common. Everyone must have experienced more or less micro trauma.

Seeing the success of EMDR in the field of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, EMDR has been used in the problems related to micro traumas other than Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in recent years and it has been observed that it is also effective there. So what are the kinds of events that I call micro trauma?

Events such as criticism, humiliation, teasing, not being understood, not appreciated, being neglected, emotional abuse, failure, financial difficulties, and discussions in the relationship are micro traumas.

Such events are experienced more than once and repeatedly throughout life. Therefore, its effects reflect more slowly, but over time it becomes a habit and becomes chronic.

Last Updated on November 30, 2021 by William Lindberg

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