REMOVING BLOCKS WITH EMDR
Your brain will do whatever it can to help you feel safe and comfortable. This is especially true for people who have experienced trauma – the brain will develop “blocks” to make us feel protected from mental and physical pain. While this is a natural response to trauma, these blocks actually stunt our long-term ability to heal. When we remove the block, healing can begin.
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing helps remove barriers to healing by helping the brain process trauma in a safe environment guided by a clinician to achieve a peaceful resolution. EMDR not only removes the barrier but helps the brain learn how to self-soothe. This modality helps you recover from past trauma, develop resilience, and learn how to cope with triggering scenarios so that you can move through trauma as it comes up.
WHAT IS EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing uses bilateral stimulation to target eye movements that open the neural pathways for healing. EMDR pulls from other therapeutic techniques to help your brain understand that you are no longer experiencing an immediate threat. Clients who participate can move through trauma more quickly in comparison to other therapy techniques.
WHO IS EMDR GOOD FOR?
EMDR can be especially helpful for those struggling with PTSD, substance abuse disorders, eating disorders, panic disorder, and various other conditions stemming from trauma and/or complicated grief. This technique involves less talking and more feeling, which can be helpful for clients who are triggered by sharing details of a traumatic experience.
EMDR AT ALL POINTS NORTH
All of the healing modalities we utilise at All Points North are custom-tailored to your specific needs. Our clinical team will determine which clients may receive EMDR based on client diagnosis, clinical indication, and therapist availability. EMDR is not a guaranteed therapy for every client, however, your input is a valuable part of clinical planning. If you are interested in EMDR, please tell your primary therapist.