Pull back the shade of shame, anxiety, and self-doubt.
The story of your life includes trauma or maybe a series of heartaches, disappointment, and embarrassment.
You have been trying to process a situation by intellectualizing it to no avail. Why doesn’t your heart believe the logic? Why doesn’t your mood shift?
Meet EMDR – the connector between your thoughts and your emotions.
What is EMDR really?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of therapy where you recall traumatic memories in conjunction with some form of sensory input, like hand tapping, audio noises, or bilateral eye movements. You focus on negative memories and unhelpful core beliefs, triggers that cause distress, which ultimately leads to new ways to interpret experiences to adapt.
You can think of an unpleasant experience like a physical wound – sometimes they mend nicely with no scars, and sometimes they don’t heal well and cause ongoing pain. EMDR helps to revisit the pesky negative-thinking loop to clear out the stuck object or blockage, thus allowing the wound to heal correctly.
The EMDR treatment essentially helps reorganize thoughts around events to reveal more positive insights and beliefs like resiliency and confidence.
But I haven’t experienced trauma in my life. Can EMDR help me?
EMDR can also bridge events that may not be seen as “traumatic” in the traditional sense but can have a damaging effect on a person. Your life events and how you attach meaning, negative or positive, pile up until small triggers can bring on significant emotional responses.
All kinds of challenges can create internal injuries, such as bullying, embarrassing moments, high-intensity work environments, illness, discrimination, break-ups, homophobic encounters, feeling stuck in relationships, growing up with family addiction – the list goes on!
Mental health issues such as OCD, phobias, anxiety, panic disorder, depression, and sadness are also conditions that may be targeted using EMDR. And, of course, EMDR is also a highly effective PTSD treatment too!
EMDR can accomplish in just a few sessions what previously took years to work through.
According to a range of studies cited by EMDR.com, a high percentage of trauma victims (including combat veterans) no longer experience PTSD symptoms after engaging in EMDR sessions.
With EMDR, we change the pen and write a new and helpful meaning attached to memories. It does more than just close the wound; it helps it to transform into something positive.
You can go from feelings of “I’m not good enough” to “I am loveable and fine the way I am” – and truly feel it in your core.
It sounds unbelievable, but EMDR honestly works!
EMDR is a remarkable form of treatment that can reshape your inner world.
It doesn’t matter if you are struggling with past trauma, feelings of powerlessness, or any negative emotion that causes you to seek therapy, EMDR can help you feel rational and empowered, rather than reactive and overwhelmed.
If you are ready to give EMDR a shot at changing defeating self-beliefs and traumatic experiences, call me at (602) 329-0483, so we can get you scheduled to begin the transformational process!
“You never change your life until you step out of your
comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
– Roy T Bennett