Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a reprocessing therapy that uses external stimuli while focusing on emotionally disturbing memories. After a trauma, it may be difficult to regulate and process overwhelming experiences. Exposure to a new trauma leads to negative responses and maladaptive coping techniques due to unprocessed emotions. EMDR therapy is an effective treatment.
Studies show that EMDR is proven to relieve PTSD symptoms in trauma survivors.
Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can feel like you are always reliving a nightmare.
This is because trauma untreated can lead to adverse symptoms. Symptoms such as trouble sleeping, irritability, anger, changes in mood and many more. I use EMDR therapy to help control memories and process these overwhelming experiences.
What can I expect during an EMDR therapy session?
EMDR is an 8-phase therapy that focuses on past negative and traumatic events that effect current problems. Once a traumatic memory is identified in session, the focus will be directed to an external stimuli, such as tapping or eye movements. During this process, new insights, memories and associations are formed.
What are the risks of EMDR therapy?
No need to worry about giving extensive details of a traumatic event. You will be prompted to think about disturbing life experience. You may be uncomfortable during and after an EMDR therapy session from thinking about these past traumatic events. This doesn’t last and most people feel better as they continue with EMDR therapy.
What else can EMDR help with?
Research show that EMDR can successfully treat Anxiety, Depression, conduct problems, Grief and loss issues and many more conditions.