EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, a mouthful that encapsulates its core processes. Essentially, EMDR is a trauma treatment modality designed to target and reprocess traumatic memories stored in the brain. When trauma memories are stored in a dysfunctional way it can cause us pain and mental health issues.

For the sake of this post, I am discussing the heteronormative, penis-vagina intercourse ideology of virginity and sex. Lately, with many of my clients, I’ve been relating experiences to my favorite problematic structure, The Patriarchy. I’ve referred to it as my party trick or my version of “Six degrees of separation to Kevin Bacon” because […]

If you have ever experienced a traumatic event you know that it can change you. Trauma, while somewhat elusive and difficult to define, is visceral. Trauma is not only a psychological response to past threats it is also very PHYSICAL. It lives in our bodies and in our nervous systems. Trauma takes up mental and […]

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