As a form of psychotherapy, have you heard about Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, EMDR?
I appreciate the benefits of EMDR, and I want people to know about it. As a clinician, I like to be well versed in all types of therapies; this way, I can match the client to a treatment that most suits them. I don’t like cookie-cutter models but rather an individualized approach. For example, some clients seem to fit well with a traditional talk psychotherapy approach, and some progress with more structure. So while EMDR is a structured approach, I’ve also combined it with other types of therapies matching my client’s needs. Other treatments can include talk therapy, narrative therapy, and hypnotherapy.
EMDR is an efficacious treatment, and It helps with many presenting problems that I’ve outlined below. For example, I’ve conducted EMDR to assist clients with unrequited love, alcohol abuse, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Although no clinician can promise results, I’ve seen lots of success with my clients. I’ve heard words like, “wow, that seems further away now,” and “it’s not as emotional as it was.”
I’m advanced trained in EMDR. Not only have I taken the basic training 1 & 2 required to utilize EMDR with clients, but I have numerous other EMDR training and advanced supervision and consultation.
If you want to learn more about EMDR, read below. I’ve included lots of links to save you time researching.
What is EMDR?
MDR is a type of therapy. Different than traditional talk therapy, EMDR is more structured and “EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.” (Source)
Can EMDR really help me?
Many studies suggest EMDR is empirical and can help. For more studies, visit here.
What issues can be treated with EMDR?
EMDR is used to successfully treat an array of medical disorders and common everyday issues. Some are:
Because there are so many EMDR protocols, there are varied processes/phases. Additionally, the phases of EMDR are often interchangeable and flexible. There is no rigidity in steps, which lends itself to an individualized approach.
Essentially, there are eight phases to the standard protocol described briefly at the bottom of the page here.