EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
Sometimes we have trouble getting out of our own way. Many of the issues we struggle with in life seem to take on a life of their own, and are hard to get your mind around. We often intellectually know that our way of thinking or feeling and the patterns we follow sabotage the results we want to get. But emotionally we don’t know and continue with the same thoughts, feelings and patterns. You may often wonder, “Why the @*$% do I keep doing that?”
Many times this happens because we have experienced a trauma of some kind. It may be something big like a serious car accident or a health concern. It may be repeated messages we have gotten over our life time.
Our brains store memories from these events and we often experience a mental replay of events that sometimes is not even conscious to us. To date, EMDR has helped over two million people relieve psychological stress and is an evidenced-based form of treatment for mental health conditions.
EMDR can help you temper your emotional reactivity and your fight, flight, freeze reaction when exposed to certain triggers and events that cause you to get emotionally flooded, overwhelmed or rattled. Many of our clients who have experienced EMDR comment that they feel like themselves again and have greater clarity for what they need to do in highly charged emotional situations.