What is EMDR?
I am a trauma therapist at heart, certified in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitiation and Reprocessing). This means that I have gone above and beyond to get really, really good at facilitating a healing experience.
EMDR is an empirically researched form of therapy used to treat a variety of symptoms resulting from trauma. While activating (thinking about intensely) traumatic material (memories), we use bilateral stimulation (left and right, repetitive movement) to stimulate both sides of the brain. This helps the logical side of the brain and the stuck trauma part of the brain to communicate together. When a trauma happens, the material gets stuck in its original format. A triggering moment is a clue that there are traumatic memories that haven't been processed yet. EMDR desensitizes the past traumatic memory and allows new positive, rational beliefs to feel totally true.
Sick of feeling "not good enough," "like a failure," "worthless," "broken," "like it's your fault" or any other negative belief? Exauhsted from managing the symptoms that come from being triggered? Do you want to feel confident handling situations that usually cause you to react immaturely or shut down emotionally? EMDR might help. EMDR is best used when there is a strong support network in place. During your first session, we will evaluate whether now is a good time to start EMDR or if a different form of therapy would be more effective.
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