"I struggle in relationships..."
"I don't know/trust myself and my thoughts and emotions..."
"I feel on edge..."
"I feel numb..."
"I don't why I feel bad, I just do..."
"I don't know how to talk about it..."
These are just a few common statements that are a result of trauma. This workshop is led by licensed clinical social worker, Mollie Volinsky, and is designed to introduce you to the world of Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
This workshop will help redefine the meaning of trauma and discuss its impact on our day-to-day lives. The first half of this course will give you a basic introduction to EMDR. It will explain how its holistic focus on mind, emotions, body, and spirit facilitates more efficient and thorough healing than traditional talk therapy.
The second half will give students a chance to experience some of the paradigm-shifting techniques typically used in EMDR. Students will learn adaptive ways of self-soothing and how to call upon inner strengths. Students will begin to learn how to approach themselves with less shame and judgment and more compassion and curiosity.
Mollie Volinsky is a licensed clinical social worker who practices individual psychotherapy in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. She specializes in integrating all aspects of the self to facilitate the healing of trauma. Unresolved healing can result in depression, anxiety and stress; Mollie's goal is to use her training to help clients achieve calm and acceptance. Outside of her work, Mollie loves getting out of the city and into nature, playing with as many dogs as she can, and enjoys the occasional karaoke night.