How EMDR can help police officers exposed to graphic images and incidents
Whether it is bearing witness to the death of a child or of a fellow police officer — or some other heinous tragedy — cops frequently are exposed to incidents and images that haunt them for a long time to come. Having experienced either a one-time traumatic event, or by having seen multiple traumatic things over time, some individuals can suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, and other symptoms of PTSD. And sometimes, a traumatic memory can become frozen — stuck — in the brain, where it can continue to be triggered by reminders. [Excerpt]
Original Work Citation
Wyllie, D. (2016, September 16). How EMDR can help police officers exposed to graphic images and incidents. Retrieved from https://www.policeone.com/health-fitness/articles/220251006-How-EMDR-can-help-police-officers-exposed-to-graphic-images-and-incidents/
“How EMDR can help police officers exposed to graphic images and incidents,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed March 4, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/24048.