Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue. EMDR therapy, rather than focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviours resulting from the distressing issue, allows the brain to resume its natural healing process.
How does EMDR work?
Very simply said: EMDR helps you remove painful information and memories which have remained stuck in the “alarm-part” of the brain by moving and integrating them into other parts of the brain (prefrontal cortex).
When distress from a disturbing event remains, the upsetting images, thoughts, and emotions may create an overwhelming feeling of being back in that moment, or of being “frozen in time” EMDR therapy helps the brain process these memories, and allows normal healing to resume.
The experience is still remembered, but the emotional charge associated with it is resolved.
The wondrous thing is that it alleviates distress very quickly
What is EMDR particularly effective for?
General anxiety disorders and specific fears (social phobia etc.)
Phobias and panic disorders
Depression and low self-esteem
Unprocessed grief and bereavement
EMDR can be offered as remote therapy with great success.
You need a reliable internet or WIFI connection, a PC or tablet with microphone and camera.
Important is that you have a quiet and safe room in which you can remain undisturbed for the duration of our session.
Follows the Dutch
In your own time
Saves travelling time
In your own space
In your own home
or wherever you can have privacy
No travel expenses