WHAT IS EMDR?
EMDR is an evidenced-based therapy designed to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life events. EMDR neutralizes painful feelings and body sensations associated with the trauma, which means you won’t feel an emotional charge when you think of those memories. And once the memories are fully integrated into your memory networks, new emotional learnings occur that help you realize how amazing you really are!
WHY DO I NEED EMDR?
Think of trauma like a disease in the body, meaning those unprocessed memories become stuck in your brain and nervous system. These can be major traumatic events like assault, war, or domestic violence, but they can also be times you have felt unsafe, unloved, forgotten, or abandoned. And those painful thoughts and feelings may feel true, but they are stored in the wrong form of memory, which can lead to chronic depression or anxiety, personality concerns, overwhelming stress, and prolonged suffering. EMDR gets to the roots of your pain in an accelerated fashion, often taking only 1-3 sessions for one traumatic memory to be fully digested and metabolized out of your body.
HOW DOES EMDR WORK?
EMDR uses bilateral stimulation (or eye movements) to unlock traumatic memories stored in your nervous system, allowing the memories to be processed safely in therapy. Because of its accelerated process, you may only attend EMDR sessions for a few weeks or a few months, rather than attending therapy for many years. Using EMDR looks like getting a full history, teaching you ways to relax and be mindful, processing traumatic memories, and building a positive vision for your future. You’ll experience new emotional learnings from your past that are safe, healthy, and adaptive rather than beating yourself up or living in chronic fear of the future.
IS EMDR RIGHT FOR ME?
Not only is EMDR an effective therapy for PTSD, but it’s also been shown to help with performance anxiety, OCD, phobias, chronic pain, unresolved grief, depression, ADHD, personality disorders, addiction, couple concerns, and more. Combined with the latest insights from brain science and mindfulness, EMDR therapy is a powerful tool for healing. Everyone has experienced times of overwhelm, abandonment, and loss, and these experiences continue to impact us. And all those experiences are all worthy of being witnessed in the context of a loving and empathic therapeutic relationship.
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