Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective in treating trauma and PTSD, anxiety, compulsive behaviors, substance use, phobias, complex grief, and other mental health issues. It is based on the Adaptive Information Processing Model of recovery and neurological integration.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
At Providence Therapy, we understand the deep impact that trauma can have on your life. To address and heal these wounds, we offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, a highly effective and evidence-based approach to trauma treatment.
What is EMDR Therapy?
EMDR therapy is a specialized form of psychotherapy that was developed by Francine Shapiro in the late 1980s. It has since gained recognition and acceptance as a powerful tool for treating trauma, anxiety, depression, and various other mental health concerns. EMDR is recognized by leading mental health organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
How does EMDR Therapy work?
EMDR therapy incorporates several therapeutic elements to facilitate healing and resolution of traumatic experiences. The main focus is on the reprocessing of distressing memories, thoughts, and sensations associated with traumatic events. Through a series of structured techniques, EMDR helps to activate your brain's natural healing processes by stimulating bilateral brain activity. During an EMDR session, a trained therapist guides you through a series of eye movements, taps, or sounds, while simultaneously recalling the traumatic event. This bilateral stimulation helps to desensitize the emotional and sensory associations linked to the trauma, allowing for a more adaptive integration of the experience.
The Benefits of EMDR Therapy
EMDR therapy offers a range of benefits if you are struggling with trauma and related symptoms.
Some of the key advantages include...
1. Trauma Resolution:
EMDR therapy targets the core components of traumatic memories, allowing them to be processed, resolved, and integrated more effectively.
2. Symptom Reduction:
EMDR can significantly reduce symptoms associated with trauma, such as anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts, nightmares, and hyper vigilance.
3. Rapid Results:
EMDR therapy often yields faster results compared to traditional talk therapy, giving you an opportunity for transformation in a shorter period.
4. Long-lasting Effects:
The changes achieved through EMDR therapy are typically long-lasting, providing you with a solid foundation for continued healing and personal growth.
Our EMDR Trained Therapists
Our team consists of therapists who are trained and experienced in EMDR therapy. Some of our therapists have received advanced EMDR training, while others are fully certified by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). We also have EMDRIA certified consultants who provide oversight and guidance to therapists seeking EMDR certification and support. By choosing Providence Therapy, you can be confident that you are receiving EMDR therapy from skilled and compassionate therapists who are dedicated to your healing journey.
Take the First Step towards Healing
If you are ready to explore EMDR therapy as part of your trauma-focused journey, we invite you to book a consultation. Our team of EMDR trained therapists are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where you can heal, grow, and reclaim your life. Together, we will work towards resolving the effects of trauma, promoting resilience, and fostering a sense of wholeness.