EMDR 4 Vets

    and Their Families

EMDR  resolves symptoms of PTSD

 
 





This program is dedicated to helping military veterans find out about and access the benefits of

EMDR Processing to get relief from their wartime experiences.  We also want to get the word out

to family members of veterans, as well as First Responders.


EMDR 4 Vets is dedicated to:


  1. 1. Getting the word out to Vets, their families and First Responders about EMDR.

  2. 2. Help Vets find the best EMDR therapists that are available to them.

  3. 3. Help Vets find a way to access those services.


How can I help?


Tell Vets about EMDR so they can get relief from wartime memories that are encoded in their brains.  

Point them towards a procedure that reduces unnecessary stress, anger and the behaviors that

come from that. 


Contribute money that will go towards their treatment.  At this time, 100% of any donation will be

used to provide direct services to a qualified veteran or family member. 





If you’re a therapist, get trained in EMDR or refer your clients with PTSD symptoms to ones who are.


What Vets should get help?


All vets from any war probably need help with PTSD.


What about family members?


Family members of combat Veterans and First Responders also experience severe stress and suffer

from PTSD.  They need to know about EMDR so they can get they relief they need, as well.


What about First Responders?


First Responders are people who arrive first at the scene of emergency, crises situations.  They can

be Firemen, Police officers and/or Para-medics.  After a long enough time in a job like that, the

bad memories will start to accumulate and start to get triggered more easily, and the effects will be

increased drinking, even more anger, irrational behavior and generally not getting along as well as

you know that you can.  


First Responders would also include dispatchers and office support personnel.  Being involved in

a trauma in any capacity can cause your nervous system to increase production of the chemicals

that cause the brain to start storing the memories (emotions, body sensations, thoughts) implicitly.


When memories are stored as ‘implicit memories’ they are immediately accessible and easily

triggered.  When they are triggered, they are retrieved in the original form, such as, emotions (fear,

anger or grief), body sensations (tightness, tension, nervous stomach) or thoughts (unfairness, self-

depreciating, or awareness of existential aloneness). 




 

“I wanted to thank EMDR for helping my son.  I was grasping for something to help him recover from his time spent in Iraq and as his mom, knew not what to do.  EMDR was referred to me by a dear friend and I put my faith in it.  I saw my son for the first time since his initial visit with you and he is a changed man.  He has color in his face and the shallow, pale, distraught look is gone.  EMDR gave me back my son.  Thank you!  I wanted you to know that this procedure has helped save a young soul from a lifetime of problems. 


S.K.