EMDR can help when you feel “stuck.”
Sometimes, something specific has hurt us so deeply that we have a hard time moving forward, and a therapy style that uses a more targeted method is the most impactful option to help process that point our brains can’t move past.
EMDR is an evidence-based treatment.
It enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress resulting from disturbing life experiences. EMDR may be a valuable tool to explore as a primary or supplementary form of therapy.
EMDR may be appropriate for a number of symptoms.
EMDR can be used for post traumatic stress disorder, birth trauma, fear or other phobias,
complicated grief, anxiety and panic attacks, depression, and historical traumas such as abuse that are causing you to feel stuck or that continue to resurface in the present.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Here’s how it works.
While you focus on a specific event in your life (you won’t need to dig deeper with me than feels safe for you), I will guide you through sets of side-to-side eye movements.
As we go through this process, the event will feel less overwhelming as the way your brain stores the memory changes and can safely process the memory.
EMDR sessions are different from individual therapy.
EMDR is a process about trust and safety, and while it is sometimes a shorter process than traditional therapy, it still takes some time to build up this relationship. It’s a non-linear practice that has eight stages. A helpful guide to what to expect throughout EMDR treatment can be found here.
If you think EMDR may be right for you, let’s work together to make a plan for healing.
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