Acute Stress Response and Critical Incidents

EMDR for Critical Incident

EMDR Treats Acute Stress Symptoms caused by  Critical Incidents.

EMDR therapy can reduce acute stress symptoms that occur after a critical incident.  After an incident like the death of a loved one, or a sexual assault, you might feel like your nervous system is wired. Hormones are flooding your body. This feeling can sometimes go on for several days.
You may complain of the inability to sleep or lose your appetite. You may ruminate about a particular part of the incident over and over again. It may even feel like you are reliving the incident. You may only remember part or none of the incident.
Sometimes people have thoughts like, “it’s my fault,” even if they were the victim of the incident.
EMDR therapy can prevent acute stress symptoms from turning into post-traumatic stress syndrome. If you are looking for relief from acute stress symptoms book an appointment as soon as you can.
The following examples of critical incidents that I treat with EMDR are:
  • Accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Sexual Assault
  • Rape
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Victim of Crime
  • Divorce
  • Medical Trauma
  • Domestic Violence
  • Youth or children who have survived an incident
  • Survivors of Fire
  • Death of a loved one