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What is Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)?

EMDR is a type of psychotherapy designed to help you recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression/anxiety and panic attacks.

It helps the different parts of your the brain to communicate in order to allow for the trauma to be naturally processed.

Although most of the times our brain can manage traumatic events and resolve it spontaneously, some times it needs an extra hand to process. When it is left unprocessed, it feels as if it is “frozen in time”, forcing us to relive it over and over again, thereby creating the trauma.

Benefits of EMDR:

  • Addresses your past trauma, present triggers and future worries.
  • Change your negative thinking to positive
  • Ongoing self-awareness and self-improvement
  • Eliminates years of talking therapy
  • Builds your confidence

Who can benefit from EMDR?

Anyone who is struggling with the following:

  • PTSD and other trauma and stress-related issues
  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias
  • Depression and bipolar disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Pain
  • Sexual assault
  • Sleep disturbance

How long does it take?

It is hard to predict the time it will take as it all depends client’s history and the complexity of the trauma itself. Preparation in this type of therapy is important before starting processing.

However EMDR reduces the need for long-term talking therapy by dealing with traumatic triggers.

Would you like to learn more about EMDR? Watch this video. 

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