You and your therapist choose an upsetting of feared event from the past, present or future to focus on. EMDR aims to desensitize our emotional reactions to the event, while challenging our unhealthy and unhelpful thoughts about it.
The outcome is that we feel emotionally free from the negative feelings associated with that event and the fear becomes remote.
EMDR works by tapping into out brain’s natural tendency to want to heal. It allows us to put down our defenses and view the upsetting or fearful events through a different lens. In doing so, we often develop a different perspective of ourselves and the experience.
We are able to reprocess it, allowing for a more adaptive resolution.
EMDR was originally formulated to help with combat trauma; however, its been widely used and proven effective for individuals seeking relief from any distressing experience. It complements counseling and other therapeutic approaches, providing a comprehensive healing experience.
EMDR is effective in addressing trauma, anxiety, phobias, fears, addiction, depression, attachment, and future-focused obstacles to our happiness.
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