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 therapy 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 therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.
EMDR can treat Panic attacks, Complicated grief, Dissociation, Disturbing memories, Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Phobias, Pain Disorders, Eating Disorders, Childhood sexual and many other abuses, Performance Anxiety, OCD, Cancer fears, Stress reduction, Overwhelming grief, Shock and assaults on mental well-being, Addictions, Compulsive behaviours, Sexual and Physical Abuses, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, OCD, Personality Disorders, Anxiety, Tension, Stress, Terrorist attacks and many more.
Given the worldwide recognition as an effective treatment process, you can easily see how EMDR therapy would be effective in treating the “everyday” memories that are the reason people have low self-esteem, feelings of powerlessness and all the myriad problems that bring them in for therapy.
There is an EMDR trained and experience Kairos Centre Team member available to you.
Training skills includes in:
- The Flash Technique (for lowering high level emotions within minutes)
- Recent-Trauma Episode (R-TEP)
- Group-Trauma Episode (G-TEP)
- Connecting Urge (to repeat the behaviours), with consequences – so the brain can link urge & consequence and heal.