Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy empowers the individual to tap into the body’s natural healing processes in order to integrate and move beyond traumas and disturbing life experiences. Events that are not integrated become unprocessed memory and get stored in the brain creating uncomfortable symptoms. These unprocessed and upsetting memories get stuck in our short term memory and EMDR therapy helps to move those memories on to long term memory where they belong. This facilitates the process of the past staying in the past rather than getting triggered in the present.
Is EMDR right for me?
EMDR would be a very helpful therapy for people who struggle with:
- Symptoms of Trauma / PTSD such as hypervigilance, loss of interest in activities, guilt, loneliness, insomnia/nightmares, or intrusive thoughts of past events
- Overwhelming emotions or mood swings
- Irrational fears or phobias
- Painful memories
- Anger or rumination
What’s the EMDR ?
Through EMDR Therapy, the client and therapist together will face memories or troubling events from the past until they are no longer disturbing.
We guide the client to access their own inner resources and bring those strengths of calmness, presence, and compassion to the painful feelings.
Through this process, trauma is healed and burdens are released, which allows feelings of confidence, creativity, and aliveness to resurface.
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