Trauma therapy and EMDR

I began seeing a therapist in 2019, with the goal of settling some unresolved emotional trauma and leftover maladaptive behavioral responses from my time in Oregon. After a few months of work, it became clear that my trauma ran much deeper than I originally suspected. I then shifted to working with two specialists, employing a trauma-focused therapy called EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) with one therapist and good old talk therapy with the other.

Originally, I was pursuing therapy with little regard to how it might be related to my physical symptoms. When my understanding of my physical health shifted to center around nervous system dysregulation, all of a sudden emotional trauma took the stage alongside my pathogenic illnesses in my healing journey.

Many who have healed from ME/CFS and other chronic illnesses report a similar component of trauma healing, inner child and shadow work, and release of blocked emotions, which brings me to…

TMS, Somatics, and Vagus Nerve Stimulation