Jill was a previous Family Houston client who sought help again during COVID-19 as she was overcome by nervousness, anxiety, and panic.
Jill and her counselor decided Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy was the best route for Jill. Through the counseling process and working on herself she was able to overcome the anxiety and panic attacks, worrisome thoughts, and catastrophic thinking patterns she was facing. Through treatment she realized she held false beliefs about herself, her life situation and others, which was leading to distorted thinking. This allowed for more positive, empowering, and productive beliefs to take hold.
“I am increasingly stronger, proud, and confident to be who I am. I am looking forward in joy to walking day by day, even as the unknowns and difficulties remain and happen month to month – seeing past them, creating and being beauty in my life, and being a testament to my son and those around me.”
“EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that helps individuals heal from symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes”. -EMDR Institute