How To Heal PTSD with Dr. Laurel Parnell

What you may not know about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is that talk therapy is more likely to retraumatize you than to heal you. 

There’s a neurological explanation for why talk therapy is often ineffective for trauma:

Talking about the bad thing that happened opens up the same networks in your brain that were activated when you were in the situation that traumatized you — and unless you also activate the part of your brain that knows how to organize that information, which a trauma-certified therapist can do — you won’t experience relief. In fact, you can emerge feeling the way you felt when the bad thing first happened, as if no time passed. And when you reactivate those neural networks repeatedly, it can make things worse. Not better. 

The World Health Organization recognizes EMDR therapy as the treatment of choice for trauma  — and one name stands alone as the preeminent trainer and practitioner of EMDR: Dr. Laurel Parnell, today’s guest.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to distinguish actual trauma from a bad experience. 
  • What happens to us when trauma goes untreated.
  • How EMDR works to resolve trauma in a way that few other therapies do. 

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