Kardia Trauma Research, Training & Therapy Institute provide the following services
ASSESSMENTS & COURT
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL ASSESSMENT
EMDR: EYE MOVEMENT DESENTISATION REPROCESSING
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing for PTSD is a trauma-focused psychotherapy which is administered over approximately 3 months. This therapy helps a person to reprocess the memory of the trauma so that it is experienced in a different way. After a thorough history is taken and a treatment plan developed the therapist guides the patient through questions about the traumatic memory. Eye movements similar to those in REM sleep is recreated during a session by having the patient watch the therapist’s fingers go back and forth or by watching a light bar. The eye movements last for a brief time period and then stop. Experiences during a session may include changes in thoughts, images, and feelings. After repeated sessions the memory tends to change and is experienced in a less negative manner.
EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to focus briefly on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms. Ongoing research supports positive clinical outcomes showing EMDR therapy as a helpful treatment for disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, addictions, and other distressing life experiences (Maxfield, 2019). EMDR therapy has even been superior to Prozac in trauma treatment (Van der Kolk et al., 2007). Shapiro and Forrest (2016) share that more than 7 million people have been treated successfully by 110,000 therapists in 130 countries since 2016.
Kardia Trauma Research, Training & Therapy Institute is committed in providing quality & evidence based training.
All training is developed for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for professionals in the field, working with traumatized children.
Child Abuse Awareness Program - FACT (Developed by Dr. Louise Aucamp to equip teachers and all PROFESSIONALS working with children to facilitate the process of a disclosure of Child Abuse or Child Sexual Abuse) – Licence of the Program for the Western Cape supported by Agriforum – Helpende Hand.
Trauma Assessment & Therapy Intervention (For Professionals ONLY)
Trauma: Impact on Children and Attachment
Bullying, Humiliation and Trauma - healing for the victim and bully.
The Impact of Trauma on the developmental brain (for Professionals only)
“Trauma is not the story of something that happened back then. It's the current imprint of that pain, horror, and fear living inside people.”
Bessel van der Kolk, PhD