EMDR stands for eye-movement desensitization reprocessing. EMDR is a popular and effective, evidenced based treatment for trauma. It can also be used to desensitize strong negative beliefs and triggers linked to memories. Whether it is a capital "T" trauma, like abuse, neglect, death of a loved one, or a lower case "t" trauma, like abandonment, the ending of a long-term relationship, a car accident, or an addiction, both can create memories or general themes, such as, I am unlovable, I not good enough, or I am not safe in this world. These negative beliefs about ourselves infect many areas of our lives and can contribute to unresolved issues that manifest themselves as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, addictions, relationship problems, and other negative symptoms. EMDR work's to desensitize the trigger caused by the memory or the negative belief. Thereby reducing the power that the memory or a similar scenario, has over you. When using EMDR, you will not be required to discuss the events in great detail, only a brief description of the first, worst, and most recent images linked to the targeted event or belief are necessary. EMDR includes self-tapping and dual attention stimulus (bilateral eye-movements) to integrate the reprocessed information. For more information on how EMDR works read here https://www.emdria.org/about-emdr-therapy/ or contact me.
EMDR can change your life in just a couple of sessions. We can use EMDR as a stand alone treatment for specific events and beliefs or we can integrate it into the therapy that you receive. Contact me today.