EMDR

A Therapist’s Experience Receiving EMDR Therapy

I am a new therapist who has recently had the privilege of beginning my dream of providing trauma therapy with Rising Tides Counselling. My name is Melanie Barber and I began my career providing trauma informed care in emergency mental health and addictions as well as impatient mental health with children and teens. During this …

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Heal From Trauma: EMDR & Polyvagal Theory

In order to heal from trauma, it is helpful to understand how our nervous system gathers information from our environment and responds to it. Polyvagal theory, created by Dr. Stephen Porges, offers this explanation and can enhance trauma therapy approaches. Sympathetic Nervous System It’s easy to recognize when our autonomic nervous system is activated in …

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