top of page
White Flowers
EMDR Therapy 

 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing or adverse 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.  

The Past Drives the Present 

EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way the brain processes information. When a disturbing experience happens, it can cause a disruption in our information processing system, leaving any associated negative thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and body sensations unprocessed and dysfunctionally stored in the memory network. When this happens, the memory becomes “stuck” and lives on in the nervous system, getting reactivated, often unexpectedly, by internal or external triggers. 

The Healing Tool you Were Born with 

Our brains have a natural healing construct similar to the body’s healing response to physical injury. For example, when you cut your hand, your body knows how to heal the wound.  If there is a foreign object stuck in the wound, it will struggle to heal until the foreign object is removed.  In a similar way, our brain needs assistance in removing the blocks so that the natural healing process can resume.  EMDR uses bilateral stimulation via eye movement, tones or tapping to process the memories.  This processing is setting up a learning state that will allow experiences that are causing problems to be "digested" and stored appropriately in your brain.  With successful treatment, you can maintain clear memories of a traumatic event, yet be free of related negative symptoms. 

EMDR can help those who:​

  • Need help with breaking free from painful, limiting beliefs about themselves and the world

  • Are motivated to move into a new phase of life where their past experiences no longer define who they are

  • Are longing to feel more connected to themselves and the people around them

  • Want to break free from patterns that no longer serve them 

EMDR is not just for trauma; it is also used for performance enhancement to excel in areas such as athletics, business, and relationships.

 

 

Ways EMDR helps with performance enhancements: 

  • Prepare for presentations, interviews, auditions and public speaking 

  • Boost confidence and reduce stress levels during competitions and performances

  • Increase ability to manage job stressors 

  • Improve inconsistent performance

  • Boost confidence about yourself and your abilities

  • Adapt to difficult organizational changes 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bottom of page