EMDR is the Most Effective way to Heal from Trama
EMDR is a Natural method which doesn’t require much talking about the trauma 🙂 This can be the hardest part for people to do because we don’t always have words for such an overwhelming experience.
How does EMDR work?
EMDR seems to activate your coping skills to deal with the present‑day impact of the trauma.
EMDR is a procedure which can help you:-
- Desensitise the images and feelings associated with the trauma, so that they become ‘just a memory’.
- Recognise and work on feelings and thoughts that come up with the trauma.
- Think differently about yourself in relation to the trauma.
- Get through processing it 🙂
EMDR is for people who will commit to at least 6 sessions
The therapist will talk with you about yourself in an effort to understand the history of your difficulties and how they are affecting your current life. This may take one or two sessions.
When we begin the eye movement process, we allow 90 minutes because it is not possible to predict what will emerge. You may take a little while to get used to it before your brain unfreezes it’s processing, then we need to achieve some positive outcome before the end of the session.
The hardest and slowest part is setting up the beliefs which we will work on – so that is what takes the longest in the first session.
So give yourself a chance to really make it through the tunnel 🙂
How will You know if EMDR is working?
You and your therapist will often know if EMDR is going to be useful to you in one or two sessions.
It is hard to predict, in general, how long EMDR treatment will take.
You may experience sufficient relief from your symptoms in as few as one to six sessions, or EMDR may be a procedure that you and your therapist use as part of a longer-term therapy process for several months to deal with various problems and issues.