How Does “EMDR” Therapy Help First Responders With PTSD?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of psychotherapy that is used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). People suffering from PTSD find it difficult to process thoughts, negative memories, or upsetting feelings that are related to the trauma they suffered. EMDR treatment helps individuals effectively process these types of experiences in order to heal and achieve symptom relief. People suffering from PTSD struggle to make sense of their experiences, but EMDR was developed to help them heal from traumas they may never fully understand.

What Is PTSD?

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Managing #1stresponder PTSD

First Responders face dangerous and traumatic events on a daily basis.  There is no way to know or predict which event could affect a first responder negatively enough to cause post-traumatic stress disorder.

Unfortunately, in a culture of bravery and pride, asking for help can be seen as weakness and many do not seek the help they need.  They can be left to deal with PTSD on their own and revisit difficult and negative emotions over and over again. First Responders can feel like they are trapped in a painful past.

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What A First Responder Can Expect During The “Detox” Process

By Safe Call Now Admin Staff

If you are dependent on alcohol or other drugs, it doesn’t take long for your body to notice you’ve stopped consuming that substance. Once you’ve become both mentally and physically reliant on something, it takes some time to adjust to its absence in your system. This period of adjustment is commonly referred to as detox (or detoxification).

Withdrawal symptoms often surface during the detox process and range in severity. But if you do experience them, it’s important to remember they’re temporary. They’re an unpleasant but sometimes necessary part of the recovery process.

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