EMBER offers a pathway to resilience that is backed by current research and that is accessible, engaging, and empowering.
Although traumatic events can and do affect anyone, their impact is disproportionately felt by women, who are more than twice as likely as men to suffer from the symptoms of post-traumatic stress. PTSD is marked by a chronic experience of hyperarousal: intense, unpredictable physical and emotional discomfort that keeps a sense of danger viscerally alive. That experience reverberates with particular force wherever women are in transition from circumstances of extreme stress and upheaval: when in recovery from substance abuse, when moving on from incarceration, or when rebuilding their lives after experiences of trafficking, sexual abuse, or domestic violence.
Unlike traditional therapies that treat trauma with talk-based approaches, EMBER focuses upon the body, with evidence-based tools and strategies that skillfully address trauma’s somatic dimension, the overwhelming physical and emotional sensations that make it so debilitating to endure. Recent research demonstrates that body-based methods are an effective adjunt treatment to talk therapy. A combination approach has been shown to make it more feasible for survivors to successfully process and integrate overwhelming experiences.