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EMDR Therapy 
An evidence-based therapeutic approach that heals past wounds so you can be fully present in the life you want 

 

 

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing or adverse life experiences.  Repeated studies

show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to

make a difference.  

THE PAST DRIVES THE PRESENT

Sometimes disturbing experiences can causes a disruption in our information processing system, leaving any associated negative thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and body sensations unprocessed and dysfunctionally stored

as they are perceived.  When this happens, the memory becomes “stuck” and lives on in the nervous system,

getting reactivated, often unexpectedly, by internal or external triggers. 

THE HEALING TOOL YOU WERE BORN WITH

Our brains have a natural healing construct similar to the body’s healing response to physical injury.  For example,

when you cut your hand, your body knows how to heal the wound.  If there is a foreign object stuck in the wound, it

will struggle to heal until the foreign object is removed.  In a similar way, our brain needs assistance in removing the blocks so that the natural healing process can resume.  EMDR uses bilateral stimulation via eye movement, tones or tapping to process the memories.  This processing is setting up a learning state that will allow experiences that are causing problems to be "digested" and stored appropriately in your brain. That means that what is useful to you from

an experience will be learned, and stored with appropriate emotions in your brain, and be able to guide you in

positive ways for the future.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who can benefit from EMDR Therapy?

EMDR can help people of all ages and backgrounds to address a wide range of challenges:

  • Adverse childhood experiences 

  • Sexual, physical, and emotional abuse

  • Car accidents 

  • Natural disasters

  • Complicated grief 

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Phobias and fears

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

  • Eating disorders 

  • Addiction 

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Racial and intergenerational trauma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMDR is not just for trauma; it is also used for performance enhancement to excel in areas such as professional development, athletics, business and relationships.  

Ways that performance enhancement can help: 

  • Boost confidence and self-esteem 

  • Prepare for presentations, interviews, public speaking, auditions and reduce stage fright

  • Increase stress management and emotion regulation

  • Reduce stress levels during competitions and performances 

  • Alleviate anxiety during networking and corporate events 

  • Adapt to difficult organizational changes 

  • Improve inconsistent performance 

  • Reduce anticipatory anxiety before performing or completing a task.

We can't change the past, but we can change how it is stored in the nervous system