It can feel extremely disheartening if you’ve spent months working through traditional talk therapy only to find a temporary solution that hasn’t completely healed your trauma.
EMDR is a unique psychotherapy technique designed to help rid negative feelings and emotional distress associated with specific traumatic life experiences and memories.
It is a type of therapy that allows the mind heal from psychological trauma and can heal faster than typical talk therapy because it can access the memory networks of the brain directly. EMDR does not cover up the trauma for a period and does not require you to create new memories of the event; it works to clean out the wounds and heal.
Traumatic events often leave negative beliefs. You feel like you’re not good enough or that you’re permanently damaged. You feel shame, anger, hurt, sadness, anxiety, depression, worthlessness, etc. EMDR helps the mind reprocess events more positively to heal.
EMDR is not only for severe trauma, but everyday events that lead to feeling powerless.
EMDR can help you if you’re:
- Struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder
- Struggling with feelings of worthlessness
- Experiencing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression
- Experiencing eating disorders
- Have stress caused by chronic disease
- Have life-altering fears and phobias
EMDR is meant to help you fully process and heal from past traumatic experiences and sort of the negative feelings attached to those experiences. It will encourage healthy behavior and positive social interactions. You can heal from these painful memories and free yourself from the negative self-beliefs you’ve lived with for so long. You don’t have to struggle anymore.
For more information about EMDR, check out EMDRIA.