Many of us have had a traumatic experience in our lives whether it be sexual assault, negative family experiences, childhood abuse, bullying, a car accident, loss of a loved one, war, poverty or an intense health scare.
Everyone deals with the pain differently. For some, the trauma feels as if it’s made us stuck, unable to move forward. Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, or EMDR Therapy, is a powerful and highly effective method used by therapists to help resolve disturbing experiences. EMDR therapy gets you unstuck.
How Does it Work?
EMDR therapy is a structured process that takes place in a safe environment with a trained psychotherapist. Symptom relief is achieved through the reprocessing of disturbing events, as well as the emotions, negative beliefs, body sensations and images associated with them. The EMDR therapy involves a combination of free association and bilateral stimulation, which may unlock the mind and body’s natural capacity to heal.
One of the great aspects of EMDR therapy is that it allows you to reprocess negative life experiences impacting your current functioning without having to talk about it much. Unlike other therapies where you need to provide long descriptions of painful events, EMDR does not require this. EMDR therapy builds on your own positive internal and external resources that you already have. This results in a powerful therapy that allows you to live a healthy and happy life going forward.
What Does the Scientific Research Say About EMDR?
EMDR Therapy has been extensively researched and has been found to be a highly effective treatment for trauma. The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved EMDR therapy as one of the only psychotherapies recommended for children, adolescents and adults with PTSD.
Does it Require Special Training?
Yes. In order to be certified in EMDR as a therapist, at least 50 hours of training and education are required. I have found EMDR to be transformative for my clients who have experienced trauma. I am also an EMDR Consultant in training where I provide consults to other therapists.
Helping others heal from trauma is something that is very important for me in my practice.
If you think you would like to learn more or schedule a session with me, please call me at 720-295-4233 and I would be happy to visit with you or chat by phone. Your past no longer has to hold you back. EMDR therapy is a powerful way to create the life you want.