EMDR Sessions

    Treatment that works! 

 
Eye Movement Desensitization

Do you have self doubt? Feel stuck or triggered? Well then lets work together using a therapy other than talk to create peace and calm in your mind and body.

Reprocessing is cutting edge and it works! 

EMDR is a well researched type of treatment that is proven to be a highly effective for  trauma, PTSD, and many other issues that keep us stuck.  
EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. 
How it works is the area of the brain that has become stuck is preventing the left side of the brain from self-soothing the right side of the brain. 
EMDR therapy is considered to be safe, with much fewer side effects than prescription medications and can be a quicker recovery time than traditional talk therapy.



History and treatment planning: 

In the first phase, the therapist will take a thorough history of the individual’s symptoms and experiences to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs.  

Preparation


In the second phase, the therapist will help the individual develop coping skills and relaxation techniques, sometimes called grounding techniques, that can be used during the therapy sessions as they can become quite intense.


Assessment:


 In the third phase, the therapist will identify the specific memory or memories that are causing distress and work with the individual to identify the negative beliefs and emotions associated with those memories.



Desensitization: 

In the fourth phase, the therapist will guide the individual through a series of eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation while they focus on the traumatic memory. BLS helps to reduce the intensity of the emotional response associated with the memory.  


How does EMDR work?

EMDR involves eight phases of treatment, which are designed to help the individual process the traumatic memory and integrate it into their normal memory network so that it has less impact on the person as they recall the memory. These phases are as follows:

Installation:


 In the fifth phase, the therapist will help the individual replace the negative beliefs associated with the memory with positive beliefs.  


Body scan: 

In the sixth phase, the therapist will guide the individual through a body scan, which involves focusing on physical sensations in the body while thinking about the traumatic memory.  


Closure:

 In the seventh phase, the therapist will help the individual return to a state of calm and relaxation after the processing of the traumatic memory..

Reevaluation: 

In the final phase, the therapist and individual will evaluate the progress that has been made and determine whether further treatment is needed.