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How Therapists Are Adapting EMDR Trauma Therapy During COVID-19

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There’s little doubt that an unprecedented number of people around the world are experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic as a collective trauma.

Between fear of the virus itself, the economic impact or the uncertainty of what comes next, it’s normal if you’re feeling particularly overwhelmed right now. “Trauma is defined often as an event that overwhelms the brain’s ability to cope,” Katie Casey, LPC-MHSP, a Tennessee-based therapist, told The Mighty. “While anxiety is an expected and normal reaction to the unknown and unpredictable, the anxiety levels most people are experiencing now is unprecedented.” However, if you’re already a trauma survivor, COVID-19 may present a number of unique challenges.

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