Praising the organization, Kenny Slaught writes “The professionals at Hospice of Santa Barbara strive to provide the highest level of service to clients by offering effective, cutting-edge therapies. Dealing with grief and loss is extremely difficult, but a new therapy has emerged to help individuals through difficult times.” Individuals suffering from PTSD often experience overwhelming and painful emotions when they remember a past trauma, and those dealing with loss and grief often have similar reactions to these emotional triggers. With EMDR, the negative emotions can be mitigated. EMDR features the use of dual stimulation—both bilateral eye movements and tones or taps – as clients recall past traumas in a safe environment while focusing on the external stimulus. Practitioners are able to help patients find insight about the difficult emotions and make more positive associations with current triggers.
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