Have you ever heard of EMDR? Is it a type of treatment you have been thinking about trying?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) is an extensively researched, evidence-based method of integrative psychotherapy that incorporates elements of many different treatment approaches to effectively treat PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, complicated grief, pain disorders, phase of life issues, stress reduction, and many other types of concerns. EMDR is an 8-phase treatment that has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.
EMDR therapy is unique from traditional talk therapy in that you gain insights not so much from clinical interpretation, but from your own epiphanies. The take-home effect is that clients conclude EMDR therapy feeling empowered by the very experiences that once impeded them, finding themselves transformed. People typically report noticing healthier thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as a natural outcome, without speaking in detail about incidents or doing homework like other therapies prescribe.
The amount of time EMDR treatment may take depends on many factors, including the history of the client and current life circumstances. While in many cases this can be a form of therapy that produces rapid results, goals for treatment are focused on transmuting pain into healthy functioning, rather than speed.
Overall, this type of treatment is one that my clients have given the most positive feedback about, have responded the best to, and, truthfully, have had the most fun with! I use techniques that allow for processing without retraumatizing, and using the resources that you already have for positive experiences, developing rapport and trust, and being able to walk away from each session feeling confident in your healing. I believe that you can heal without feeling like you are in excruciating pain.
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