Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
What is EMDR therapy?
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), as with most therapy approaches, focuses on the individual’s present concerns. The EMDR approach believes past emotionally-charged experiences are overly influencing your present emotions, sensations, and thoughts about yourself. As an example: “Do you ever feel worthless although you know you are a worthwhile person?” EMDR processing helps you break through the emotional blocks that are keeping you from living an adaptive, emotionally healthy life. EMDR uses rapid sets of eye movements to help you update disturbing experiences, much like what occurs when we sleep. During sleep, we alternate between regular sleep and REM (rapid eye movement). This sleep pattern helps you process things that are troubling you.
If you’ve experienced significant psychological stress or are suffering from a disorder such as PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), you may benefit from Therapy Solutions’s EDMR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy.
To find out whether or not this form of treatment is right for you, contact one of our clinics in Dickinson, Killdeer, and Richardton, ND to schedule your initial consultation.
Is EMDR like hypnosis?
No. During EMDR processing, you are present and fully in control.
What to expect during an EMDR session
You will be asked a set of questions to access and activate the negative experience and the desired adaptive resolution. Sets of rapid eye movement (or other forms of bilateral stimulation) will be applied. You will be encouraged to just “free associate” and allow the brain to work through the experience. Sets of eye movements will be alternated with brief reports about what you are experiencing. EMDR processing will continue until the past experience has been updated to an adaptive present perspective. With long-standing issues, this process may take multiple sessions.
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