EMDR Intensive Therapy
What is EMDR Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is a structured therapy to help people recover from trauma and PTSD, and reduce suffering by addressing the discomfort associated with distressing life experiences.
EMDR therapy uses bilateral stimulation, such as tapping and eye movements, which help the brain reprocess the experience to release difficult feelings associated with the event and enable a new narrative to emerge.
How is EMDR different from other therapies?
EMDR therapy does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue and is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. It is an embodied and intuitive approach to trauma, allowing the brain to access its natural healing process.
In my practice, I typically do not use EMDR as a stand-alone treatment, but integrate it within other treatment approaches and the relationship we have built.
Why I offer EMDR Intensive Therapy
While using EMDR in traditional 50-minute sessions, I became aware of the amount of time spent opening and closing each session and how that impacted how long clients were able to spend actually engaging in EMDR treatment.
Working together, my clients and I began to explore the idea of longer sessions for EMDR and the impact to their well-being was clear. They felt more able to safely settle in to the work, feel contained and process more deeply.