Do these experiences resonate with you?
I've done therapy before and can identify when a thought is unhelpful, but that doesn't make it go away
I know a thought isn't true, but that doesn't change the way I feel
I've been feeling stuck on the same issue for a very, very long time
I react to certain situations with an intensity that seems unjustified
I feel like my emotions control my life
I have a hard time letting go of something that happened in my past
You can let go of what's holding you back in life with the help of EMDR therapy
Sometimes, we experience discrepancies between what we think and what we feel. We know logically that we are not bad people, that people like us, or that we’ve had accomplishments worth being proud of- but we don’t feel that way. This is where EMDR comes in. EMDR stands for eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing. It is a type of therapy that helps people achieve true healing by targeting deeply ingrained beliefs about themselves and the world around them. Since our beliefs are established and influenced by our experiences, we reprocess past experiences that have had lasting negative effects on our mental health and self-esteem.
People who participate in EMDR therapy find they are able to let go of unhelpful beliefs and adopt more helpful and self-compassionate views towards themselves and their experiences. After EMDR, when they encounter triggers there is little to no reactivity. They feel like their past negative experiences have less of an effect on their present- they achieve freedom.
Learn how to self-regulate prior to revisiting past memories by developing a strong foundation of positive coping skills.
Identify, desensitize, and reprocess past experiences that have had a lasting negative effect on your mental health and self-esteem.
Install newfound adaptive beliefs about past experiences and explore how to handle future situations more positively.