Trauma is a part of life.
You or someone you care about has probably experienced trauma, whether “big-T” trauma, such as emotional, physical, or sexual abuse or the more common but no less significant “little-t” trauma that can result from divorce, job loss, painful childhood experiences, or any situation where you felt worthless, afraid, or powerless. Untreated trauma can lead to long-lasting effects such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and difficulties maintaining intimate relationships.
But the good news is that we can heal—and it doesn’t have to take a lifetime. EMDR (which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a unique type of psychotherapy proven to help people recover from trauma and improve the quality of their lives. Through compelling science, personal stories, and powerful photographic images, we learn how trauma is stored in the brain and body, continuing to cause pain and suffering, and how EMDR frees us by repatterning our thinking and emotional reactions.
In her new book, Every Memory Deserves Respect: EMDR, The Proven Trauma Therapy with the Power to Heal, Trauma therapist and EMDR pioneer Deborah Korn, PsyD discusses trauma and demystifies EMDR.
Deborah Korn, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, maintains a private practice in Cambridge, MA, and an adjunct training faculty member at the Trauma Research Foundation in Boston. She has been on the faculty of the EMDR Institute for the past 28 years, is the former Clinical Director of the Women’s Trauma Programs at Charter Brookside and Charles River Hospitals, and is a past board member of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation (NESTTD).