Healing With Hannah
Psychotherapist, meditation and yoga teacher and reiki practitioner Hannah Kanter, LMSW, RYT, provides workshops, mindfulness practices and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue or completing homework between sessions, for victims of trauma.
She says, “EMDR therapy allows the brain to resume its natural healing process by accessing memory networks through rapid eye movement, similar to deep REM sleep. EMDR guides individuals to reprocess memories and experiences more adaptively, improving our beliefs about ourselves and our abilities.”
EMDR can be especially effective at healing from singular incident trauma (car accident, sexual assault, medical trauma including difficult delivery or caesarean, natural disaster); complicated trauma (ongoing physical, emotional, spiritual or sexual abuse, growing up in a chaotic environment or with a parent that struggled with addiction); and negative core beliefs.