Tune in as Bailey explains what EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy is, who can benefit from it and why she’s chosen to subject herself to this intense therapy. Additionally, she goes into detail on how each session works including the preparations, tools and how her therapist walks her through each session. You’ll gain a unique perspective to the EMDR therapy process that will hopefully help you better understand what’s to gain when choosing to do this work alongside a therapist.
In this episode, Bailey discusses what her relationship with her mother was like while growing up along with what it’s like today. She takes the time to go into detail about why she made the difficult decision to “take a break” from her parents. Additionally, she opens up about how other people have reacted when she’s been asked about her parents and how their reactions have made her feel. She hopes to enlighten you with a new perspective and equip you with better ways to react if someone were to open up to you about a similar scenario.
I’ve been seeing a therapist for over a decade now and she’s been recommending for years that I engage in journaling as a healthy coping mechanism in order to help me work through and heal from my past traumas. I’ve decided to give in and do some journaling, specifically around this topic. Except… I had absolutely no idea where to start. I stared down at the empty page and racked my brain for a few moments before giving up and heading over to Pinterest to see what prompts were out there.
Tune in as I discuss a difficult book that I’ve been reading about trauma and how I’ve been able to continue to do so without becoming triggered. The Body Keeps The Score by Dr. Bessel van Der Kolk is a fascinating book that helps the reader understand how trauma affects our brain, mind and body and how we can move forward with healing. This is NOT a book review episode and WARNING: it may be triggering to some.