Do you have negative thoughts that won’t go away?

Do you have negative thoughts that won’t go away?

Are there times when you feel or tell yourself? • I’m a failure • I’m abandoned • I’m powerless • I’m unimportant

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Have you experienced a traumatic event in your life that you just can’t seem to move past?
Are you ready to try a revolutionary new approach to therapy that will rapidly accomplish what traditional talk therapy takes years to process?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type a therapy that helps individuals with emotional difficulties that are caused by emotionally disturbing life experiences from traumatic events to upsetting events from childhood. We will work with your emotions, thoughts and body feelings as we heal your distressing memories and negative thoughts. The use of EMDR will allow you to access your own internal healing system to the point where you will feel great again. Those negative thoughts and feelings won’t bother you anymore.

“EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way that the brain processes information.

Normal information processing is resumed, so following a successful EMDR session; a person no longer relives the images, sounds and feelings when the event is brought to mind. You still remember what happened, but it is less upsetting. Many types of therapy have similar goals. However, EMDR appears to be similar to what occurs naturally during dreaming or REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Therefore, EMDR can be thought of as a physiologically based therapy that helps a person see disturbing material in a new and less distressing way.”

“WHAT IS THE ACTUAL EMDR SESSION LIKE? The client calls to mind the disturbing issue or event, what was seen, felt, heard, thought, etc., and what thoughts and beliefs are currently held about that event. The therapist facilitates the directional movement of the eyes or other dual attention stimulation of the brain, while the client focuses on the disturbing material, and the client just notices whatever comes to mind without making any effort to control direction or content. Each person will process information uniquely, based on personal experiences and values. Sets of eye movements are continued until the memory becomes less disturbing and is associated with positive thoughts and beliefs about one’s self; for example, “I did the best I could.” During EMDR, the client may experience intense emotions, but by the end of the session, most people report a great reduction in the level of disturbance. During EMDR, the therapist works with the client to identify a specific problem as the focus of the treatment session.”

“One or more sessions are required for the therapist to understand the nature of the problem and to decide whether EMDR is an appropriate treatment. The therapist will also discuss EMDR more fully and provide an opportunity to answer questions about the method. Once the therapist and client have agreed that EMDR is appropriate for a specific problem, the actual EMDR therapy may begin. A typical EMDR session lasts from 60 - 90 minutes. The type of problem, life circumstances and the amount of previous trauma will determine how many treatment sessions are necessary. EMDR may be used within a standard “talking” therapy, as an adjunctive therapy with a separate therapist, or as a treatment all by itself.”