What is EMDR Therapy?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from different treatment approaches.
How does EMDR work?
EMDR 2.0 therapy is an integrative psychotherapy that relies on taxing the working memory with visual, auditory, kinesthetic and intellectual tasks while holding the trauma memory/emotions.. Repeated sets allow the negative emotional content of the memory to be processed to nothing, leaving the client with the memory and none of the emotional baggage previously associated with the memory.
I am able to provide EMDR remotely or in my office using an app to provide visual and audio bilateral stimulation. This is a fancy way of saying your eyes track left and then right, sound moves from the left ear piece to the right one. We are taking advantage of a mechanism that is already in our brains to provide healing.
What does EMDR help?
EMDR had been originally established as helpful for PTSD, although it’s been proven useful for treatment in the following conditions:
- Panic Attacks
- Complicated Grief
- Dissociative Orders
- Pain Disorders
- Performance Anxiety
- Stress Reduction
- Sexual and/or Physical Abuse
- Body Dysmorphic Disorders
Not sure if any of the above apply to you?
Do you experience distressing emotions that seem to be excessive given the current situation? Do you tend to be highly reactive to certain triggers? Do you hold dysfunctional beliefs yourself that you know to be false but feel true?
If so, EMDR therapy can help.
Contact me today for a free phone consultation.