EMDR therapy is widely considered one of the best treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and it has been endorsed as an effective therapy by many organizations such as the US department of Veterans Affairs, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, American Psychiatric Association, World Health Organization, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
We believe that in the short time we will have together here at the ranch, EMDR will be the primary focus and the most responsible choice we can offer for First Responders in need.
EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to briefly focus on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms. Ongoing research supports positive clinical outcomes showing EMDR therapy as a helpful treatment for disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, addictions, and other distressing life experiences.
Trauma Resiliency Models
The Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)® and Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® are designed to help individuals understand the biology of traumatic stress reactions and learn specific skills to return the body, mind, and spirit back to balance after experiencing traumatic events. These skills can awaken the hope that has, for some, been lost after professional, natural and human-made disasters.