Our mission at The ARK, is to a provide safe shelter and comprehensive resident and non-resident services through advocacy, referrals, and education to support and empower victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault, one family at a time.
Our vision for the future is to raise community awareness through the school systems, increase services, and strengthen ties with the judicial system and the religious community.
The ARK is an OAG Certified Sexual Assault Training Program
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. The EMDR approach believes past emotionally-charged experiences are overly influencing your present emotions, sensations, and thoughts about yourself. EMDR processing helps you break through the emotional blocks that are keeping you from living an adaptive, emotionally healthy life.
EMDR uses rapid eye movement to help you update disturbing experiences, much like what occurs when we sleep. During sleep, we alternate between regular sleep and REM (rapid eye movement). this sleep pattern helps you process things that are troubling you.
EMDR replicates this sleep pattern by alternating between sets of eye movements and brief reports about what you are noticing. this alternating process helps you update your memories to a healthier present perspective.