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EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) engages the brain’s natural desire to heal from past experiences, restoring the connection between your mind, body, and spirit to the present moment. It is an evidence-based therapeutic approach designed to address the psychological and emotional distress that can arise from unmanageable, overwhelming experiences, especially those linked to trauma. When faced with challenging experiences, the brain may struggle to efficiently process and store memories, resulting in undesirable emotional, behavioural, and cognitive outcomes. EMDR navigates the memory network, gently reintegrating information to facilitate resolution and alleviate the impact of unresolved life experiences. 

What to Expect

EMDR sessions follow a structured process incorporating bilateral stimulation, initially utilizing eye movements or alternative methods like tapping or audio tones. Bilateral stimulation involves consistently stimulating the left and right hemispheres of the brain at an even, steady pace. EMDR uses this technique to sustain dual attention on the present moment while simultaneously processing unresolved life experiences. The goal is to desensitize the emotional charge associated with memories, contributing to their adaptive integration and fostering emotional healing.

Benefits to Experience

EMDR can be beneficial for individuals managing  various concerns related to trauma and distressing life events. While notably effective in addressing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), its adaptable nature extends its value to fostering resolution and healing across diverse challenges. This therapeutic approach has shown efficacy in addressing anxiety, depression linked to past traumas, navigating grief and loss, and bolstering self-esteem. It is an approach to healing that offers many benefits:

  • Inner Strength: The experience of overcoming challenges allows you to develop and recognize your resilience, fostering a felt sense of courage, determination, and self-confidence.
  • Reduce Emotional Distress: Using the brain’s natural healing capacity, you can experience a shift towards a more manageable and adaptive emotional response, notably alleviating the intense discomfort experienced in unresolved memory networks.
  • Subconscious Healing: Becoming attuned to the subconscious mind allows for the accessing of memories, beliefs, and experiences influencing present thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. This process aims to reveal and release essential information for healing and resolution.
  • Meaningful Transformation: As emotional arousal decreases, a shift in the emotional landscape occurs, creating space for uplifting feelings like genuine happiness, contentment in life choices, and a sense of personal meaning.
  • Trauma Recovery: The reprocessing of unresolved emotional distress, facilitates the release of emotional, psychological, and physical impacts from overwhelming experiences, empowering you to move towards a state of balance and well-being.

Investment


50-minute Session: $140.00 + GST
75-minute Session: $210.00 + GST

Contact Nikkol for further details on intensive EMDR sessions

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