EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an evidenced based modality that enables people to heal from symptoms and emotional distress that are a result of disturbing life experiences.
Somatic and attachment-focused EMDR (SAFE EMDR) fuses body-centered psychotherapies and attachment theory to the EMDR process. SAFE EMDR uses specific resources to help with regulating the nervous system and increasing the feeling of safety within your own body. The process allows you to understand how you adapted to the environment that you grew up in, gain an appreciation for how those adaptations were protective at the time, and discover how those adaptations are potentially getting in your way in your adult life.
In traditional talk therapy, you may spend time exploring your thoughts and feelings about current and even past situations, but in an EMDR session, you will be able to rapidly make connections between your current symptoms, past experiences, and core beliefs developed throughout life. This process can be very eye opening for clients and they leave feeling as if they unlocked aspects of themselves for the first time as well as understand themselves and their responses from a completely different perspective.
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What is EMDR?
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