I decided to obtain training in EMDR therapy in 2017 after realizing how frequently trauma was impacting peoples’ ability to be their best version of themselves. People would often tell me that they “knew” cognitively that their thinking post trauma was impeding their progress. However, simply changing their thoughts was failing to change the physiological response their body was having in situations that triggered their trauma related memories. I therefore decided to pursue training in EMDR to help people achieve peaceful congruency between their mind and body post trauma. I have been working in mental health and addictions for 17 years and this is now one of my favourite forms of therapy.