EMDR originated as a treatment for the symptoms of PTSD, but it can also be helpful for depression and panic disorder.
Scientific studies show that EMDR is an effective way to treat psychological distress. Both NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) and WHO (World Health Organisation) recommend EMDR to treat PTSD.
EMDR therapy can help relieve the fear, shame, loss of control, and other emotions that result from trauma. Your traumatic memories become integrated with a positive sense of self, so they no longer cause you distress. During EMDR treatment, you’ll revisit traumatic memories while your conscious mind is occupied with bilateral stimulation – a visual, auditory or tactile stimulus that crosses the body in a rhythmic left to right pattern.
Eye movements are often the type of bilateral stimulation used in EMDR, but your therapist may also use hand tapping or audio stimulation. Recalling traumatic events while focusing on your eye movements changes the way your brain processes these experiences, helping to integrate them into more adaptive memories. These adaptive memories allow us to learn and evolve.
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If you're considering therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an excellent option to begin your journey towards improved mental health. We offer both in-person and online sessions, so please reach out to us to learn more
If you're in need of a safe and non-judgmental space to talk through your current struggles or past experiences, we're here to help. Our team of therapists offers healing counselling sessions that can help you gain perspective and find new ways to cope. Don't hesitate to reach out to us and start your journey towards emotional well-being today.
Curious about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)? We're here to help you learn more. Whether you want to explore ACT as a potential therapy option for yourself or for a loved one, we're happy to answer your questions. Simply give us a call and we'll be happy to discuss it with you.
Therapy sessions can be conducted either face-to-face or virtually, depending on your personal preference. You can opt to begin your sessions online but may choose to have an occasional in-person session or vice versa.
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