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EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It's a therapy that lots are talking about in the media and certainly lots of our physician friends are recommending it to their patients. But- what on earth is it, how does it help, and why does it sound so... mysterious?
Read on- we've got you.
EMDR THERAPY IN HAMILTON, ON
What is EMDR Therapy?
Here is an analogy for you.
Imagine your brain is like a computer. Most of the time, when you experience events, your brain efficiently files them away, much like organizing and saving docs on your laptop. You can access these files when you need them, review them, or close them without much hassle.
However, when something traumatic or intensely distressing happens, it's like that event gets saved in a corrupted file. Every time you try to open it, your computer lags, shows error messages, or even crashes. It disrupts your workflow and becomes a constant source of frustration.
EMDR therapy can be likened to a specialized software tool designed to repair those corrupted files. During the process, as you talk about and revisit the distressing event, the therapist uses bilateral stimulation techniques, like moving their fingers for you to follow with your eyes. This action helps "run the repair tool" on your corrupted file.
With each EMDR session, the "software" works on the file, helping to organize and reprocess the information until it can be safely and properly stored away. Over time, you can access the once-corrupted file without causing your whole system to crash, allowing you to process and understand it without the intense emotional disturbance it once caused.
How Will EMDR Therapy Help Me?
"The speed at which change occurs during EMDR contradicts the traditional notion of time as essential for psychological healing."
- Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
EMDR therapy is a powerful technique that can rapidly shift you into a state of health. This treatment, while extremely effective, is an 8-phase process. Clients with complex trauma will often require more time in the "preparation" phase- but just because you're not yet doing the reprocessing, it doesn't mean that you're not "doing" EMDR Therapy.
EMDR can assist your brain to return to optimal health and vitality. It can replace old, distorted thinking into new, liberating ways of seeing yourself, the world and others. EMDR can give you relief from intrusive thoughts and memories. Your therapist at LCTT will assess if this is the right treatment for you, and will walk with you through this process.
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Virtual Sessions at your Convenience
Something that happened in the pandemic was that we all learned what can be done online- even things we didn't previously consider. EMDR has been found to be just as effective when done virtually- and we are delighted to offer this therapy online across Windsor! No more commuting to London- we will come to you.
Our clinic is located at 111 Waterloo Street, Suite 508 and Suite 210.
Both in person or online appointments are available depending on your preferred therapist.