What are the first steps?
Our offices create an environment of healing that begins this deep process. The therapist carefully helps a client remember images, and construct useful positive and negative cognitions that represent the images and memories. The client is then asked to identify places in his or her body where feelings or blocked energy may be stored. The therapist helps the client use these images, cognitions, and body sensations, along with bi-lateral stimulation, to help access other parts of his/her brain to make connections he/she has been unable to make before.
You should consider EMDR if:
- You feel blocked in traditional therapy
- You suffered a trauma such as: an accident, a rape, sexual abuse, child abuse, physical abuse, the death of a love one, an assault, or a pattern of unsuccessful relationships.
- You may consider EMDR if you suffer from anxiety, depression, brooding or worry, addiction, or a phobia.
History of EMDR
EMDR was discovered and developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro. It began in 1989 when she noticed the relationship between eye movements and brain activity. Dr. Shapiro has done extensive clinical research that demonstrates the effectiveness of EMDR.
Is EMDR right for me?
If you think it might be, we invite you to come for a commitment free discussion.