HAVE YOU BEEN IN COUNSELING FOR ANXIETY-RELATED PROBLEMS, BUT IT DID NOT EASE YOUR SYMPTOMS?
ARE YOU WILLING TO TRY THERAPY THAT’S A LITTLE DIFFERENT AND HAS BEEN FOUND TO HELP ANXIETY, PANIC DISORDER, STRESS AND MORE?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an interactive therapeutic technique that helps clients heal from the symptoms of distressing life events and particularly helps people who have experienced trauma. When a traumatic event overwhelms the brain, the memories are stored in an unorganized manner and are not able to be processed. When traumatic memories are not processed in a healthy way, what is left are unhealthy thoughts and feelings that become triggered when something reminds us of the traumatic event. Use of the EMDR protocol and bilateral stimulation reprocesses the distressing memories in an organized way that decreases the distress around the memories. The intent of EMDR treatment is to help reprocess memories in a more positive way.
EMDR is empirically supported, which means there is research-based evidence that shows it works.
- Panic disorder
- Low Self-Esteem
The use of the EMDR treatment protocol helps clients rewire the brain and decrease negative thoughts, while also instilling positive beliefs about themselves. EMDR uses state change exercises that help you relax. These exercises utilize breathing and imagery and visualization to help you relax during and between sessions. For example, the Calm/Safe Place is an exercise that will teach you how to create an emotionally safe place in your imagination that you can use during or in between sessions.
Interested in learning more about EMDR Therapy and finding out how it can help you? Contact me for a free 15-minute phone consultation today!