What Is EMDR?
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing has been proven to decrease stress related to Trauma and PTSD, anxiety, depression, addictions and others.
EMDR Therapy is a comprehensive therapy approach, useful for overcoming stressful experiences of all kinds — even deeply embedded memories or traumas, which can be the basis of your depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, phobias, fears, or performance issues.
EMDR works on the principle that just as our mind can have effects on our body, our body can also have an effect on our mind. It is an evidence based approach that has been shown to be effective in a wide range of circumstances. EMDR involves specific physical eye movements rather than talking like in traditional therapy.
“I want to help you rediscover your resilience and find a chance to breathe again.”
Painful memories or experiences can have lasting impacts on our feelings and behaviour. If you are dealing with unresolved trauma, you might deal with the overwhelming emotions through substance abuse, emotional withdrawal, or avoidance.These are caused by some “block” that is preventing the pain from running it’s course. EMDR helps to “unblock” the natural healing process in your mind, so you can start moving forward and leave past hurts behind. You might find that painful events are “further away” and that they don’t have the power to run your life.
This approach is designed to be a short term intervention rather than an ongoing treatment. Many people report improvements in just 4 sessions.
If you have been struggling with the aftermath of a traumatic event or a difficult upbringing, there is hope. EMDR can help un-do the hurt that prevents you from living a fuller life.
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