The mind/body has an innate and healthy ability to process painful past experiences so we can learn from those experiences and grow. A trauma, however, is an event or series of events that overwhelm and disrupt this natural capacity. The result can be a constant state of living one's trauma instead of our lives.
Trauma can occur as the result of a large, single event such as violence, natural disasters, accidents or a serious loss. Trauma can also be the legacy of more cumulative and pervasive early events such as child abuse which includes neglect or emotional abuse, medical procedures, bullying in school,etc. Both kinds of trauma assault our sense of safety in the world and hijack our self-worth and identity. Anxiety, depression, difficulty sleeping, relationship and career problems, creative blocks, phobias, nightmares, unexplainable fears and physical distress can be common expressions of trauma and cause suffering in our relationship to ourselves and others.
The goal of treatment is to carefully and safely process stuck traumatic memories and restore the mind/body to a more present, resilient and natural state of balance and perspective. Together we put the traumatic events into the past so you may gain the vitality and freedom to love, work and play.
To achieve these goals, Ms. Kaplan, who is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant in EMDR and Senior Trainer/Faculty for the Parnell Institute, integrates EMDR and Somatic Therapies into a full therapy toolkit. EMDR is one of the most contemporary, effective and researched techniques in treating the emotional and physical effects of trauma and PTSD. The American Psychiatric Association has rated it an "A" for evidenced based treatment for Post Traumatic Stress. Somatic modalities specifically help the traumatically dysregulated nervous system to regulate and stabilize.
She provides individual and group consultation to therapists seeking EMDR Certification, Approved Consultancy and those completing their Basic Training consultation hours.
UPCOMING PARNELL INSTITUTE EMDR BASIC TRAINING: PART 3 -- ADVANCED CLINICAL WORKSHOP & REFRESHER COURSE
Los Angeles EMDR Part 3: Advanced Clinical Workshop & Refresher Course -- September 28 - 30, 2018
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