When you're stuck in the past, EMDR can move you forward
By now, you've heard about EMDR. That is why you're on this page, right? Well, you're in the right place. If you have experienced trauma and you are ready to feel better, EMDR can be an incredible option for you.
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 WINDSOR, ON
What is EMDR Therapy?
Sometimes it is useful to use an analogy to explain things, and this is one of those times.
Imagine that your brain is like a huge library. When something "normal" happens, your brain writes the event down neatly on paper and stores it on a shelf. However, when bad, scary or traumatic events happens, the paper gets scattered on the floor. Over time, the pile gets messier and messier and then every time you walk into the library, you feel overwhelmed all over again.
EMDR is like having a librarian come in and help you sort through all of the mess on the floor, Using EMDR, you begin to smooth out the crumpled papers so that they can also go neatly into storage. You're able to walk into the room again and feel calm.
EMDR uses bilateral stimulation (which can be taps, guided eye movements, hand tappers, etc) to help this reprocessing period out
At The London Centre for Trauma Therapy, we are able to provide EMDR and EMDR consultations both in-office in London, Ontario and across the province virtually.
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.
Conditions Treated with EMDR Therapy:
EMDR Therapy Windsor Ontario:
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.