There have been numerous occasions when a client has come into my office with “a felt sense” that they have experienced trauma or early neglect. It has always been a very hard concept to explore because it is hard to have explicit memories before one has language to name or describe any experience.
In a recent two day intensive workshop, I learned a technique that utilizes EMDR to help clients heal from early trauma. It is important to note that early trauma does not only imply sexual abuse. It could be a premature birth or difficult birth; an early hospitalization or separation from a parent who might have been traveling on an extended business trip or familial difficulties that the young child/baby was subjected to.
Not everyone will have long lasting symptoms from early tra
umatic experiences. However for some, early trauma has been a roadblock to complete healing. This type of intervention can make a huge difference in the lives of those clients. Please feel free to contact me if this is something you would like to learn more about.