What Is EMDR?
When you have experienced a trauma, oftentimes life feels chaotic and out of control.
You want to regain some peace and stability.
EMDR – stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. According to the EMDR Institute, it is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories, negative memories, and helps to improve mental health.
The idea behind EMDR is that through the process of eye movement and desensitization, we are able to access and process the traumatic experience and memories that have occurred. EMDR is the theory that your mind is capable of healing from psychological trauma & injury, much like your body is able to recover from physical trauma or injury.
What Is The Process Of EMDR Actually Like?
EMDR is an eight-phase treatment process method:
- History Taking – Here the EMDR Therapist takes a thorough history of the client and develops a treatment plan.
- Client Preparation – Here is where the client is taught some specific techniques that will allow for rapidly dealing with any emotional disturbance that may arise.
- Assessment – Here, the client will be prompted to access each target in a controlled and standardized way so it can be effectively processed.
- Desensitization – Next the focus will be on the client’s disturbing emotions and sensations as they are measured by the SUDs rating.
- Installation – Concentrate on and increase the strength of the positive belief that the client has identified to replace his or her original negative belief.
- Body Scan – After the positive cognition has been strengthened and installed, the therapist will ask the person to bring the original target event to mind and see if any residual tension is noticed in the body. If so, these physical sensations are then targeted for reprocessing.
- Closure – Closure ensures that the person leaves at the end of each session feeling better than at the beginning.
- Reevaluation Of Treatment Effectiveness – Guides the therapist through the treatment plans that are needed in order to deal with the client’s problems.
EMDR trauma counseling can help you work through trauma & anxiety so you can start to get control of your life back. Call us at 720-583-9332 to learn how EMDR can help you!
When you experience a trauma it rocks your world. Things that used to be easy don’t come as easily. As a result of the trauma, you constantly feel on high alert. Sleep doesn’t come as easily and you may have nightmares you wish would disappear. You may avoid certain people, places, or things that trigger you. You may have flashbacks and find it hard to move on regardless of how hard you try. Consequently, you may feel alone in your experiences and not know how to move forward.
For some people, grief is a big one-time event and for others, grief is due to several smaller events. The brain can register things in life such as car accidents, bullying, and abuse as trauma. Many people have endured traumatic events that shape their lives without realizing that what they have experienced is indeed trauma or PTSD.
Who Does EMDR Therapy Help The Most?
If you have experienced trauma or grief, EMDR is an amazing trauma therapy that can help you relieve your pain. EMDR is designated as an effective treatment by the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and many other international health agencies.
EMDR was developed to help a wide range of clients with PTSD, anxiety, depression, phobias, eating disorders, substance abuse, schizophrenia, sexual dysfunction, chronic illness-related stress, a disturbing experience, and traumatic events.
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From Englewood to Denver, We Are Here To Help & Provide EMDR Therapy Colorado
At MVP we have trauma counselors who utilize EMDR to help people move through their trauma. People are often able to gain their lives back. EMDR trauma counseling typically works more quickly than traditional talk therapy. Therefore our clients are able to gain relief relatively quickly.
To schedule an appointment or a 20-minute free phone consultation please call 720-583-9332. We would love to work with you so you can shed some of the pain! We serve many people in Highlands Ranch, Englewood, Lone Tree, Parker, Castle Rock, Greenwood Village, and other South Denver Metro locations.
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