In order to heal our wounds, we must have the courage first to face them.
Clients who attend EMDR sessions are both people who have experienced a single major traumatic event or clients who have managed their way through multiple small chronic distressing events. The idea behind the system is the that our brain and body have a natural ability to heal itself – although sometimes that healing may be imperfect.
When we experience a trauma, our body’s ability to heal becomes stuck leaving the event unprocessed or processed through an unhealthy adaptation of ourselves or our world.
EMDR aims to:
re-process events that are often the cause of PTSD, anxiety, phobias, anger, resentment and many other negative emotions and symptoms.
resolves negative thoughts and emotions associated with the event a more positive integrated way.
reduce symptoms related to the event including intrusive thoughts, flash-backs, hyper-arousal, numbness, sleep distress and nightmares.
develop a positive shift in self perception