Hi, I'm Vern. I offer Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy at Empower Counselling Services Winnipeg. I'm so glad you've stopped by today to learn about us and our services.
For many of us, reaching out takes a great deal of courage. And it makes sense that opening up about your trauma to a stranger would feel vulnerable, even scary. This makes me even more glad you've stopped by today.
What is EMDR Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from different treatment approaches.
The following videos are excellent resources to help you understand EMDR therapy:
How Does EMDR Therapy Work?
EMDR therapy is an integrative psychotherapy and uses a technique called bilateral stimulation to repeatedly activate opposite sides of the brain. Therapists often use eye movements to facilitate the bilateral stimulation. These eye movements mimic the period of sleep referred to as rapid eye movement or REM sleep, and this portion of sleep is frequently considered to be the time when the mind processes the recent events in the person’s life.
EMDR seems to help the brain reprocess the trapped memories in such a way that normal information processing is resumed. Therapists often use EMDR to help clients uncover and process beliefs that developed as the result of relational traumas, or childhood abuse and/or neglect. For a more detailed explanation please visit EMDR Institute, Inc.
What Does EMDR Therapy Help With?
EMDR had been originally established as helpful for PTSD, although it’s been proven useful for treatment in the following conditions:
◻️ Panic Attacks
◻️ Complicated Grief
◻️ Dissociative Orders
◻️ Disturbing Memories
◻️ Pain Disorders
◻️ Performance Anxiety
◻️ Stress Reduction
◻️ Sexual and/or Physical Abuse
◻️ Body Dysmorphic Disorders
◻️ Personality Disorders
Is EMDR Therapy Right for You?
Do you experience distressing emotions that appear to you, and perhaps to others, to be excessive given the current situation? Do you tend to be highly reactive to certain triggers? Is there one or more dysfunctional belief that you believe about yourself that on an intellectual level you know is not true? If so, you may be a good candidate for EMDR therapy.
Contact me today for a free video, phone, or in-person consultation to see whether EMDR might be right for you. I would love to hear from you even if you're not ready to make a committment to an appointment. Feel free to call or email me today to request a FREE 15-minute phone or video consultation.
We would love to hear from you even if you’re not ready to make a commitment to an appointment. Feel free to call or email us today to request a FREE 15-minute phone or video consultation.