Trauma is a subjective emotional experience of an event. It is a personal response; what is traumatic for you, may not be for someone else. The more endangered, helpless, and unprepared you feel, the more likely you are to be traumatized.
Often family members are also affected from exposure to the trauma second hand or due to the emotional and behavioral changes in their loved ones.
EMDR is a comprehensive psychotherapy approach which has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR has been shown to accelerate the treatment of a wide range of clinical issues. It Incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches such as: psychodynamic, client-centered, cognitive, cognitive behavior, experiential, somatic body therapies.