Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy : Future Focus Counselling & Consulting

How it Works

  • Recalling Traumatic Memories: In EMDR therapy, you'll be asked to focus on traumatic or distressing memories in brief doses while the therapist directs your eye movements.
  • Bilateral Stimulation: The therapist leads you through eye movements or other bilateral stimulation, like hand-tapping or audio stimulation. This process is believed to work similarly to REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep, aiding in the processing of traumatic memories.
  • Changing the Emotional Response: The goal of EMDR is to reduce the emotional impact of these memories. Over time, the memory becomes less distressing, helping to diminish the impact it has on your current life.
  • Developing Positive Beliefs: Alongside processing memories, you'll work on establishing and strengthening positive beliefs about yourself.

What It's Good For

EMDR is particularly effective for those who have experienced trauma and those suffering from PTSD. It's also beneficial for treating anxiety, depression, and panic disorders, especially where these conditions are linked to earlier life distress. EMDR can be a powerful choice if traditional talk therapy hasn't fully addressed your trauma-related issues.

In essence, EMDR therapy helps you process and make sense of traumatic memories in a safe and controlled environment. It's a proactive approach that doesn’t just focus on talking about the traumatic experience but actively works to change the way this memory is stored in the brain, reducing its ongoing negative effects.

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I am licensed to practice in Washington State and the following Canadian Provinces: Yukon, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland.