Many people have experienced life events that have left strong residual thinking about the world and themselves. Whether it was one intensely serious event or multiple situations that led to your beliefs, you might feel since those events you are not in control or feel overwhelmed with the emotions and thoughts.

Some people may be able to recall a specific situation that feels like it has taken over. Through our work together and the relationship we build with safety and confidentiality, you can find a way out of these overwhelming emotions.

Read this description about EMDR and the way it can help in our work together.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.  When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound.  If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes.  The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health.  If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.

Read more about EMDR at http://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/

We have learned so much in the last decade about how the brain and body are a part of our emotional process. There are many things you can do to come out of that distress and feel more whole. With the understanding that you are a whole person and more than just emotions or a physical body, EMDR along with other aspects of therapy may be one of those things that leads to wholeness.

Talk with me to learn more about how EMDR can be helpful for you.