Sexual Assault and PTSD (Recovery IS Possible!) Post traumatic stress disorder is a common response to having lived through a sexual assault. Sometimes the PTSD symptoms occur right away, and sometimes they occur after many years. EMDR, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, can help cure PTSD naturally. PTSD symptoms include avoidance, intrusive thoughts, and hypervigilance. How does EMDR work? Barbara Heffernan, Approved EMDR consultant and trauma specialist, will explain how EMDR therapy can help PTSD from sexual assault. PTSD avoidance, PTSD intrusive thoughts, and PTSD hypervigilance can get better!
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Symptoms: 5:23- 7:03
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Resources 17:00 – end, also below:
National Sexual Abuse Hotline: 1-800-656-4673, www.rainn.org, En Espanol: www.rainn.org/es
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline:1-866-331-9474
www.loveisrespect.org En Espanol:
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
www.thehotline.org, En Espanol:
Rape Crisis Network Europe: www.rcne.com
The Center for Pacific Asian Family www.nurturingchange.org
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This video was created by Barbara Heffernan, LCSW for educational purposes only. These videos are not diagnostic, and provide no individual consultation. Consumption of these materials is for your own education and any medical, psychological, or professional care decisions should be made between you and your primary care doctor or another provider that you are engaged with. Barbara Heffernan is not available for individual consultation via YouTube, social media or email, and provides services only in the manner mentioned above.