Unique therapy helps traumatized New Yorkers heal


When a person is subjected to a stressful event, their brain cannot process information as it does ordinarily. One moment becomes "frozen in time," and remembering a trauma may feel as bad as going through it the first time because the images, sounds, smells and feelings haven’t changed. Such memories have a lasting negative effect that interferes with the way a person sees the world and the way they relate to other people. By using a strict protocol that combines negative beliefs, emotional states and body awareness, clients focus on a target memory or experience. Using eye-movements, or other bi-lateral stimulation, the client follows the therapist’s fingers back and forth, usually for 8-12 sets (the number of sets can vary during a session). [Excerpt]






Morris Cohen

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Cohen, M. (2013, July 16). Unique therapy helps traumatized New Yorkers heal. DNAinfo. Retrieved from http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130716/financial-district/unique-therapy-helps-traumatized-new-yorkers-heal on 7/23/2013



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