EMDR has become a recognized treatment for healing through trauma exposure. It is often requested by people working within public safety. First responders are exposed to events that over the course of time can have an adverse impact on the individual — affecting interpersonal relationships, work performance, and individual well being. These effects are often referred to as trauma or PTSD. Click thru READ MORE to hear about PTSD.
"Many of us will experience some kind of trauma during our lifetime. Sometimes, we escape with no long-term effects. But for millions of people, those experiences linger, causing symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, and negative thoughts that interfere with everyday life. Joelle Rabow Maletis details the science behind post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Lesson by Joelle Rabow Maletis, directed by Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat."
Public safety personnel and, "Nearly two-thirds of Americans do not get a full eight hours of sleep per night. Now, researcher Matthew Walker is sounding the alarm about what he calls "the silent sleep loss epidemic." Walker has spent more than 20 years studying sleep and its impact on mental health and disease. Walker joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what happens to the body when its lacking sleep..."
For a more indepth discussion of the sleep research click thru the link below to watch a Google Talks lecture by Matthew Walker.
If after viewing these videos, you believe you may be experiencing addictions or are having a difficult time regulating memories of past emotional wounds, reach out to a mental health professional.
This 1st video offers a brief 02:30 overview of addicitons' relationship to trauma. A longer interview with Gabor Mate follows.