What is EMDR?
EMDR known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is an evidence-based modality to help desensitize traumas by allowing the brain to reprocess a memory.
EMDR can help alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and stress responses (fight, flight, freeze or submit).
As an EMDR Clinician, I use it with many of my clients to help with symptoms of complex PTSD left over from Narcissistic Abuse
How Does it Work?
EMDR in short uses a dual attention stimulus to reprocess trauma that is held in the body.
The use of tactile stimulation, tapping, eye movements, or headphones encourage left/right brain access to process information, desensitize the trauma and add adaptive material to the memory.
Essentially the memory will always be there but without the emotional charge and affect within the body.
- Comfortable/Calm Place: To deal with obsessive thoughts and overwhelming feelings, we will install a “cozy” place for you to access when you need a place to calm yourself. You can use this in or out of session.
- Container: To deal with difficult thoughts, feelings, situations or memories, we will install a “container” for you to access to place any disturbing material. Again you can use this in or out of session.
Assessments – Dissociation, Adverse Childhood, PTSD, Depression, ResilienceStabilization, Affect Regulation,
Dissociative Table work – to learn about the parts of self within your psyche.
Attachment and Trauma History – generally the 5 – 10 most disturbing or distressing memories from childhood to current life. We will deal with the critical incident trauma from recent narcissistic abuse and/or historical trauma from earlier childhood years.
Future template – we will build future templates to help prevent you from feeling anxiety.
Further tools and closure to move forward in your life.
Can EMDR be done online?
Yes! It is just as effective as in-person EMDR therapy.