EMDR and Somatic Psychology for Chronic Pain and Illness

There is an undeniable link between stress and physical symptoms, such as headaches, stomachaches, and the common cold. However, this relationship is amplified when there is a history of chronic stress and trauma. These historical events contribute to imbalances in the autonomic nervous system that underlie many chronic illness and pain conditions.

Learn more in this article from the Winter 2023 issue EMDR Therapy, Chronic Pain, & Somatic Illness of Go With That Magazine™️ by Arielle Schwartz, Ph.D.

An open access version of this article is available at EMDRIA’s Focal Point blog published March 17, 2023. 


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