Maryanne Gaulin is a Trauma specialist.
EMDR therapy, addictions counselling services, and eating disorders. Yoga and Meditation.
Maryanne has been working with those who’ve experienced trauma, for years. She has experience working in individualized, residential addictions treatment centres, and outpatient settings. She is a registered provisional psychologist and specializes in EMDR, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.
She believes in using a holistic approach, mind-body-spirit, when it comes to healing from trauma and addiction.
When a person can heal from their pain, they then can step into their power and purpose. They can begin to experience felling happy, healthy, and free.
EMDR therapy can be used to free a person from trauma, PTSD, anxiety and panic, depression, sleep problems, phobias, complicated grief, addictions, and pain relief.
There is a system inherent in all of us that is physiologically oriented to process information to a state of health and resolve. However, when something traumatizing or overwhelming occurs (i.e. a car accident or shooting) or being repeatedly subjected to distress (i.e. childhood neglect or abuse) our natural coping mechanism can be overloaded. The result can be the disturbing event or experiences remain frozen, stuck, or unprocessed within us. These unprocessed memories and feelings are stored in the limbic system in an emotional form rather than in a verbal ‘story’ mode. The limbic systems traumatic memories can be triggered any time events are experienced that are similar to the difficult ones a person has already been through.
The memory itself can be forgotten, but the painful feelings, such as anxiety, panic, fear, anger, and despair are continually being triggered preventing the person from being fully present in the moment. Our ability to live in the present and learn from new experiences can therefore become inhibited. EMDR helps create the connections between the brain’s memory networks, enabling the brain to process the traumatic memory in a very natural way.
Bilateral stimulation, rapid eye movements, tapping, etc all assist the brain to reprocess the information to a state of completion.
This is all done to help a person process the information or memories that have been stuck within them, in order to help free them of the negative impact those memories have had on their current life experience.
Maryanne also utilized meditation, yoga therapy, breath work and kundalini yoga to assist clients who would like to bust through their blocks and live the life they may not have even known was possible
Maryanne is grateful to be working in an environment that focuses on treating clients from a holistic perspective.