Our Approach and What to Expect

Our therapists are trained in EMDR, a technique that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain by helping the client’s brain to resume its natural healing process.

During the therapy session, the therapist will move his or her fingers back and forth in front of your face and ask you to follow these hand motions with your eyes. At the same time, the EMDR therapist will have you recall a disturbing event. This will include the emotions and body sensations that go along with it. Gradually, the therapist will guide you to shift your thoughts to more pleasant ones. Some therapists use alternatives to finger movements, such as hand or toe tapping or musical tones.

Who Can Benefit from EMDR Therapy?

EMDR therapy is beneficial for individuals who have experienced severe traumatic events in their lives, such as physical or sexual assault, war, disasters, or the sudden loss of a loved one. It’s also effective in treating symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.

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What Is EMDR Therapy and How Does It Work?

EMDR is a psychotherapy approach that helps individuals process traumatic memories.

It involves bilateral stimulation to aid the brain in reorganizing distressing experiences, reducing their emotional impact.

What Disorder is EMDR Most Commonly Used to Treat?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is commonly used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It’s highly effective in helping individuals process and heal from traumatic experiences.

Does EMDR Work for Anxiety?

Yes, EMDR can be effective for various anxiety-related conditions, especially when rooted in traumatic experiences. It helps individuals reprocess distressing memories, reducing associated anxiety.

Exercises for EMDR

EMDR involves bilateral stimulation, often through side-to-side eye movements. Exercises include following the therapist’s finger with your eyes or using tapping or auditory cues to stimulate both sides of the brain.

What Are the 8 Steps of EMDR?

The eight phases of EMDR involve:

  1. History-taking
  2. Treatment planning
  3. Preparation
  4. Assessment
  5. Desensitization
  6. Installation
  7. Body scan
  8. Closure.

These steps guide individuals through the process of reprocessing traumatic memories.

What ACTUALLY Happens at EMDR Therapy?

During EMDR, you revisit distressing memories while engaging in bilateral stimulation.

This helps reprocess traumatic experiences, making them less emotionally charged. It’s like helping your brain reorganize these memories for a healthier perspective.

Risks You Should Know

EMDR is generally considered safe, but some individuals may experience emotional distress during or after sessions.

A qualified therapist helps manage these reactions and ensures proper support throughout the process.

What Is the Job of EMDR Therapists?

EMDR therapists guide individuals through the process of reprocessing traumatic memories. They create a safe space, provide support, and use specific techniques to help clients navigate and heal from past traumas.

What Does EMDR Stand For?

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, reflecting the therapy’s focus on bilateral stimulation to desensitize and reprocess traumatic memories.

Who Can Benefit from EMDR Therapy?

EMDR is beneficial for individuals dealing with PTSD, trauma, anxiety, and other related conditions. It’s suitable for people of various ages and backgrounds who have experienced distressing events.

How to Find a Good EMDR Therapist?

To find a qualified EMDR therapist, seek recommendations from mental health professionals, check online directories, and ensure the therapist is licensed and certified in EMDR.

Look for someone experienced in treating your specific concerns and who makes you feel comfortable and understood.

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