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Group of walkers poses for a photo on the walk route.

Over 130 Walkers Join This Year’s EMDR Walk in the Park!

The second annual EMDR Walk in the Park took place Sunday, October 1, 2023 with more than 130 participants. The event was a resounding success, bringing together individuals, mental health professionals, and Trauma Recovery/HAP supporters from all walks of life to raise awareness about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.

Walkers had the option again this year to sign up for the in-person walk in New Haven, CT or to sign up as a virtual participant and walk from anywhere in the world! We were thrilled to have over 80 virtual walkers join the event from 26 different states, as well as internationally from Canada, Hong Kong, and Norway!

Those individuals who joined the in-person walk gathered Sunday morning at East Rock Park in New Haven, CT to walk a scenic 2-mile course winding through the park and along the Mill River.

After completing their two miles, local participants enjoyed refreshments, engaged in activities, visited with exhibitor table representatives, and enjoyed music provided by DJ Ron from Studio 99 Productions.

We want to thank the exhibitors who joined the CT Walk, sharing news and information about their organization and services with walkers.


City of New Haven Youth and Recreation Department (YARD)
New Haven Rotary Club
Newport Healthcare
Sound Health and Wellness
Yoga Therapy Associates

We’re thrilled to share thanks to the generosity of sponsors, fundraisers, donors and participants, we raised over $19,000 to support the mission of Trauma Recovery/HAP. All event proceeds will further the organization’s mission to increase the capacity for effective treatment of psychological trauma in underserved communities anywhere in the world.

The EMDR Walk in the Park is not just an event; it is a community-building experience. It is a reminder that healing and recovery are possible, and that we are never alone on our mental health journeys. As we look to the future and next year’s event, we are excited to continue to bring people together and raise awareness for EMDR therapy and trauma recovery.

Check out photos from both the walk in East Rock Park, New Haven, CT and sent in by our virtual walkers! Thank you Lillian Zhang for volunteering as the event photographer.

We are extremely grateful for the assistance of JB Sports in running this event. JB Sports is an event management company that organizes some of New England’s top running events, fitness expos and health walks.

Thank you 2023 EMDR Walk in the Park Sponsors!