Anxiety and Depression Due to Trauma

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Anxiety is universal and is part of our brain’s design to keep us safe from harm. Anxiety is what keeps you from walking down a dark alley in an unsafe neighborhood where you might face harm, and instead retreat into safety. However, as too many know, anxiety can function in overdrive, stealing sleep, peace of mind, and enjoyment of daily life. For the trauma survivor, it can look different from other types of anxiety as this article explains. EMDR therapy is one of the most effective and efficient trauma therapies available and allows the brain to process and release the trauma from the past. The brain then no longer has to maintain its vigilant, anxious guard against danger and can rest in a safe and relaxed state.