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Seeing Red Can Help You Manage Trauma Symptoms

At Cutting Edge Counseling, Somatic Therapy is one of the approaches we use to help people recover from trauma and restore resiliency to their nervous systems. While it takes a therapist years to become skillful with this therapy, there are simple tools that we teach our clients to use in their everyday lives to help them manage trauma symptoms. Somatic Experiencing allows us to access extraordinarily simple self-regulation skills that tap into our body’s ability to heal and balance itself. Self-regulation skills, also known as affect-regulation skills, help us manage…
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Is EMDR Treatment a Miracle Cure?

I get a lot of calls from people who have heard from a friend that a few sessions of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) helped them get over a trauma. They then go on to detail their long histories of repeated traumas and ask how long therapy will last. Is EMDR Therapy a miracle cure? My authentic short answer would be yes, no and sometimes. I’ve had many clients with single incident trauma (car accident, sexual assault, etc.) who had a couple of sessions feel immeasurably better. They…
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