EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a technique that has been shown to produce positive results in the treatment of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and disturbing memories or thoughts, as well as other psychological disturbances. The technique was initially developed by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., in the late 1980s. Shapiro noticed that moving her eyes…

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I looked at a notification on my phone this morning, and saw another school shooting. My chest drops, another national tragedy. More families going through unimaginable loss. My heart goes out to the families in Florida. Through the media exposure we experience to a lesser degree these events. This exposure is the core to what is now known as secondary trauma. Because of recent events I felt compelled to write on secondary trauma and ways we can protect ourselves.

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