CINCINNATI TRAUMA CONNECTION

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and childhood abuse are among the most challenging conditions to reverse.  They both present issues so profoundly painful that they defy comprehension.  Our pioneering work in EMDR continues to shed light on the dark recesses of the mind, particularly memory.  We are finding that present events are linked to past events, creating memory clusters that EMDR appears capable of untangling.  Through the experience of EMDR, people are regaining their lives.  We want to empower yourself through our cutting-edge methods to get your life back on track.

Eye Movement Desensitization and reprocessing (emdr)

When someone endures a painful experience, such as an accident, natural disaster, assault, disease, or death of a loved one, the aftermath can present an overwhelming coping challenge.  Having survived the event, one must continue to to make it through every day in a world that no longer feels safe.

Neuroplasticity is the brain's ability to adapt and change itself.  It can work in a positive way to create: (1) new or enhance positive neural pathways through meditation, relaxation, resourcing, gratitude, or positive intention; or (2) new or deepen negative neural pathways in the brain, such as those caused by PTSD, chronic pain disorders, or phantom pain in the brain.   EMDR works to enhance and strengthen positive and eliminate negative neuroplasticity by creating opportunities for the growth of new synaptic connections. 


What if you were able to remove the burden of past conflicts, pain, and fear that controlled your life?  This question prompted Drs. Giessl and Hensley to study Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  It is an effective often short-term alternative to more traditional methods of psychotherapy which simply take too long. EMDR may help you attain therapeutic goals at a rapid rate, with recognizable changes that stand the test of time.  The body possess an intuitive ability to heal itself. EMDR appears to facilitate this self-mending process.  In fact, numerous controlled studies support the efficacy of EMDR, making it one of the most thoroughly researched methods ever used in the treatment of trauma.


Due to its surprising ability to uproot deep traumatic memories and loosen their hold on your life, EMDR is ideally suited for use in conjunction with more traditional forms of therapy.  In many cases, EMDR acts as a catalyst to assist people who are stalled in therapy, helping them to move forward more rapidly toward recovery.


In addition to EMDR, Drs. Giessl and Hensley have received specialized training in a wide array of advanced and proven methodologies to help you make rapid improvement and attain your goals.


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