Coordinator: Dr. Joel Comet
What is trauma?
Trauma is when a severe event that causes a person to feel that his or her emotional and physical health or the health of someone around them is threatened and is usually accompanied by the feelings of fear and helplessness.
Trauma can be an incident from the past which takes control over one’s present reality and affects future events.
Imagine that a magnificent vase, dear to you, shatters to pieces and it seems impossible to restore it to its original form. One conceivable way of dealing is to pick up the pieces and create a new mosaic, newly shaped with your heart’s desires.
Traumatic events and life challenges need not silence you.
They can enable you to make exciting discoveries about yourself and your capabilities.
When is it best to seek treatment?
Treatment is recommended to start as soon as possible after the traumatic event in order to minimize unnecessary suffering.
Treatment is designed to help those grappling with intense life events, crises and their consequences, which can be experienced in feelings such as, fear, anxiety, isolation,recurring nightmares, denial, inability to function, etc.
We know that trauma mutually affects, not only the person who is traumatized, but family members as well. As both trauma specialists and family/couple’s therapists, we have the expertise required to treat individuals as well as family members in an effort to support all people involved in the process of recovery.
EMDR Therapy – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
The therapists of this unit are certified family therapists, highly trained in numerous methods of trauma counseling, the first and foremost being EMDR therapy. EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is an innovative, some say even revolutionary, method of treatment. EMDR is designed to help the whole spectrum from minor negative incidents to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Who can benefit from treatment by this unit?
People who have been helped by us include those involved in a terrorist attack, sexual violence, rape or abuse, combat trauma,car accidents, those who underwent traumatic medical procedures, traumatic birth, those suffering from loss and complicated grief.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at the Trauma Unit at Machon Shiluv.