“Healing for the Mind, Body, and Soul Through EMDR ”
Do you feel stuck or overwhelmed?
Fear, anxiety, depression, and past traumas can have an immense tole on the brain and body. You may be left feeling stuck, haunted by the past, and fearful of the future. This can affect your mood, appetite, energy levels, sleeping patterns, confidence, and overall sense of well-being.
EMDR therapy offers a path towards healing the whole self. It utilizes brain and body wisdom to effectively address any challenges you have faced.
Whats even better is that it can be conducted effectively in the office or from the comfort of your home.
Let’s take back the power of being in the present moment and move towards living a full and vibrant life starting now.
What Is EMDR?
EMDR refers to Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. It is a therapeutic approach that is effective in treating post-traumatic stress, phobias, panic attacks, anxiety disorders, stress, sexual and physical abuse, disturbing memories, complicated grief, and addictions. Although EMDR is most well known for treating trauma, it can be effective in addressing a variety of negative thoughts and experiences that can scar the mind.
Prince Harry Uses EMDR Therapy. What Is It?
EMDR is a simple but efficient therapy that helps clients reprocess images, self-thoughts, emotions, and body sensations trapped in the past. Reprocessing does NOT mean reliving.
With EMDR, you will practice noticing how you are feeling in the present moment as you look back on things. Sometimes it can “feel” like trauma is happening in the here and now even when it is not. EMDR therapy is extremely helpful because it strengthens your brains neural pathways and ability to access painful content without losing contact with the present moment. Before we ever dive into any painful content, we will spend ample time learning, developing, and modifying tools and resources that work well with you. You will learn grounding tools, relaxation activities, and enhance self-care routines to ensure that you have everything you need to support yourself in and out of session.
Stress activates your sympathetic nervous system - “fight, flight, freeze” OR “shutdown, disconnect, dissociate, numb it out” response.
Bilateral tools activate your “calm” parasympathetic nervous system and enhance effectiveness of mindfulness practice.
Helps you to think clearly and remain in the present moment. Practice builds your resilience to stressful situations.
Reduce mental & physical impact of stress. Enhance your ability to calm down and stay calm!
EMDR therapy uses bilateral stimulation to enhance and strengthen existing tools and those introduced during sessions. It also accelerates the brain’s capacity to process and heal a troubling experience. Bilateral stimulation occurs rhythmically in a left-right pattern through visual, auditory, or tactile movement. For example, visual bilateral stimulation could involve watching a light alternating from left to right and back again. Auditory bilateral stimulation could be listening to tones, music, or nature sounds between the left and right sides of the head.
Bilateral Stimulation is a key element of EMDR therapy. It occurs naturally during dream sleep, causing the parts of the brain to work together to reintegrate the thoughts, emotions, and body sensations from the memory in a more adaptive way. Many people describe bilateral stimulation as relaxing or are indifferent to it as it is happening. However, because it involves direct sensory stimulation of the nervous system, it can trigger unexpected responses in people with certain conditions. In some cases, active reprocessing for EMDR is not the best fit for some clients and we will discuss what other treatment options are available to you.
EMDR Tool for Audio & Tactile Stimulation, also known as “Tappers.”
Customizable online EMDR platform for Visual & Audio Stimulation.
FAQ’S FOR EMDR THERAPY
Do you have questions about EMDR? Search through my FAQ’s for EMDR therapy to learn more.
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I completed training approved by the EMDR International Association with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. This training included 42 hours of lecture and practicum and 10 hours of case consultation.
If you feel this approach could benefit you, connect with me so we can discuss further and determine next steps.
The results of this meta-analysis suggested that EMDR was better than CBT in reducing post-traumatic symptoms and anxiety.
The results of this analysis showed significant advantage for EMDR over TFCBT in reducing depression.
The response pattern within this study indicated that EMDR led to a significantly sharper decline in PTSD symptoms than brief eclectic psychotherapy.
TF-CBT and EMDR were shown to be effective and efficient in reducing PTSS in children.
On the subscale measures of the degree of intrusion symptoms, EMDR did significantly better than SITPE (stress inoculation training with prolonged exposure). At follow-up EMDR was found to lead to greater gains on all measures.