If you score over 11 on the GAD 7 or over 3 on the PC-PTSD, you are an excellent candidate for EMDR and therapy will be most helpful for you. EMDR helps reset the brain and in the process of preparing for reprocessing, we spend a lot of time figuring out positive coping skills and developing resources to help you exercise your ‘Calmness, Healing, Resilience’ muscle instead of the well-developed ‘Trauma Response, PTSD’ muscle. To get you started on healing, here are a couple of activities that can enhance a sense of calm for you, even before you see a therapist. Three minute breathing meditation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEfs5TJZ6Nk Five minute yoga for stress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOfshreyu4w
I look forward to hearing from you and helping you further along your journey toward Healing Self. Rachael Bain-Chase, LCSW, EMDR Therapist www.healingselftherapy.com
If you are in crisis or experiencing high anxiety right now and need someone to talk to 24-7, please call 988 or visit the website at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ for chat options.