Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is one of the hardest things for any mental health practitioner to treat since each and every patient can respond very differently to different treatment and even to different types of traumatic event.
Furthermore, the whole act of talking about such events can in some cases exacerbate the problem, meaning that trying to get to the core of the matter may end up doing more harm than good.
As such, the best way to improve one’s skill set when it comes to dealing with such a problem is to have as many potential approaches as possible under one’s belt. This means that, rather than trying to mould the patient into one particular way of thinking during a specific treatment, the approach can be tailored to the patient, making the results far better and the long-term damage caused by such traumatic events far less.
One such therapy that is increasing in popularity in EMDR, and taking further PTSD training to learn such a skill could help practitioners to have a far less emotionally stressful tool to help them to help their patients resolve past traumas.
The benefits of EMDR training are numerous, but for the patient it ensures that they do not have to open up to a complete stranger and tell their deepest and darkest secrets, thus removing much of the stress involved in talking about something they could potentially feel very ashamed of.
The approach does away with any attempts to repress memories or even to justify them, but instead focuses on taking away the negative associations that one can form with traumatic events meaning that when such events are recalled in the future, they do not carry the same damaging emotions with them, and instead can be seen in a far more objective manner, ensuring that patients feel the issue has been resolved without the crippling anxiety that accompany certain other treatments.