EMDR Treats PTSD for Veterans.
- Intrusive thoughts
- Hypo arousal
- Not feeling
- Feeling too much
Early Treatment ( EMDR) Prevents Worsening of Post Trauma Symptoms.
Veterans and Moral Injury
- A soldier goes against their moral beliefs to follow through on an order.
- A soldier is not able to follow through on the mission
- Fails to act causing harm to another.
- A soldier feels betrayed by their leader, peers or unit, a moral injury
Veterans’ Moral Injury and Feelings
A soldier with a moral injury can experience feelings of shame, guilt, and anger.
Military Sexual Trauma
Many members of the Canadian Armed Forces have been subjected to sexual harassment and Sexual Abuse. See my post on Sex & Abuse of Power Sex & Abuse of Power and my blog post on Military Sexual Trauma
EMDR can help release negative emotions that were suppressed at the time of the experience(s). EMDR helps the brain recognize that the trauma is over and helps with eliminating triggers that are still connected to the original traumatic experience.