Slaught Raising Awareness Of PTSD Treatment

“The professionals at Hospice of Santa Barbara strive to provide the highest level of service to clients by offering effective, cutting-edge therapies,” Kenny Slaught says about the organization. “Dealing with grief and loss is extremely difficult, but a new therapy has emerged to help individuals through difficult times.” Individuals with PTSD experience overwhelming and painful emotions upon remembering a past trauma. People dealing with loss and grief often have similar reactions to emotional triggers. With EMDR, those negative emotions can be mitigated via the use of dual stimulation—both bilateral eye movements and tones or taps. In the therapy process, clients recall past traumas in a safe environment while focusing on an outside stimulus, the tone or tap. Practitioners then help the patients find insight about the difficult emotions and allow them to make more positive associations with current triggers.

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