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 EMDR Therapy Explained.

A drug free psychotherapy treatment that guides the body through natural grief & healing. Performed by a certified EMDR therapist.

What is EMDR Therapy?

We will all likely experience some trauma in our lifetime. Repetitive bullying, discrimination,  toxic relationships or work environments, and other societal pressures, are just a few events that can be traumatic and lead to physical and emotional pain. We are taught to be strong and not let negative incidents bother us, but in many cases, it is not possible to “get over it” on our own.

Unexpected and unwanted reactions can occur when our subconscience is reminded of traumatic incidents. EMDR therapy seeks to replace unhealthy responses so you can be in the present, and move forward with your life.

Relief

While EMDR focuses on personal experiences and stresses, it has a  standard protocol of treatment. Depending on the weight of the trauma, clients have had a positive change in as few as three sessions.   

No Homework

Unlike other modalities of therapy, EMDR does not require work outside of appointments. The work is done on the sub-conscience mind during the session.  As each session is completed you will begin to notice a change in your responses to past distubances.

No Detailed Descriptions

This therapy does not require clients to go into great detail of the disturbing memory.  EMDR will work to desensitize the negative impact.

Change pathways in your brain

Pathways are built consciously when we work to form good habits like exercising or drinking enough water.

Unwanted behavior can be caused by a pathway formed from a disturbing incident in our past.  When we cannot overcome negative reactions on our own, a licensed EMDR therapist can assist in re-setting responses to form new pathways.

EMDR helps our body process traumatic memories.

Our individual experiences and memories shape our core beliefs. Negative, violent, and stressful life events can injur our thought process. EMDR focuses on three components based on a target memory. 

Present Distress

Frustration, sadness or anger, emotional or physical pain stopping you from feeling contentment in your life.

Past Memory

You may be aware of  a past incident causing  unwanted distress today. Or you might question if a past memory has anything to do with current stresses. 

Future Responses

If you had the chance to control your mindset, what would you change? Build a new pathway to invoke emotions chosen by the person you are today.