Have you ever experienced a traumatic event that you just can’t get past?
Have you been in and out of therapy but found yourself still struggling to work through the same issue time and time again?
Do you struggle with feeling “stuck” or “overwhelmed” more often than not?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) may be for you!
What is EMDR and how is it different from other forms of therapy?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders (please visit www.emdria.org/about-emdr-therapy/ for more information on the most up to date research).
EMDR is different from other forms of psychotherapy in that it does not require you to talk in detail about the distressing or traumatic event, but rather focuses on facilitating the process in which your brain is allowed to resume the natural healing process.
EMDR is not just for someone who has experienced a traumatic event in their life; it can be effective for anyone who has experienced prolonged exposure, or multiple occurrences of stress responses throughout their life.
How does it work?
Sometimes traumatic, or highly stressful events can resolve on their own, but sometimes they cannot be processed without help. Once it has been determined that a client is a good fit for EMDR therapy, the client and therapist will begin working through the 8 phases of treatment to help the brain process the distressing time or event and allow normal healing to resume. EMDR does NOT erase or change memories, but it does help change our response and emotional reaction to distressing memories.
Contact us for more information or to get scheduled with one of our EMDR trained therapists.