Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful form of therapy that can help individuals heal from past traumatic experiences, alleviate distressing symptoms, and foster positive emotional growth.

What is EMDR?

EMDR is a psychotherapy approach that has proven highly effective in treating individuals who have experienced trauma, including but not limited to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and other psychological difficulties. This therapy method incorporates elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, tactile stimulation, or audio stimulation, to facilitate the processing of distressing memories and negative beliefs in order to promote adaptive resolution.

How Does EMDR Work?

During an EMDR session, the therapist guides the client through a series of bilateral stimulation exercises while the client focuses on a specific distressing memory or triggering event. This process helps the individual reprocess the memory, allowing it to be stored in the brain more adaptively, reducing the emotional charge associated with the memory, and enabling the individual to experience a sense of resolution and relief.

Who Can Benefit from EMDR?

EMDR can be beneficial for individuals who have experienced a range of distressing events, including but not limited to:

  • Traumatic experiences
    • Such as experiences of abuse or neglect, accidents, natural disasters, war or combat experiences
  • Phobias or fears
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression

Our Approach to EMDR

At Given Guidance, our trained and experienced therapists integrate EMDR into our comprehensive treatment plans, tailoring the approach to suit each individual’s unique needs and goals. We provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to process their experiences and emotions, fostering healing and promoting resilience.

Benefits of EMDR Therapy

  • Alleviation of distressing symptoms
  • Resolution of past traumatic experiences
  • Improved emotional regulation and resilience
  • Enhanced self-awareness and personal growth

Contact Us for EMDR Therapy

If you believe that EMDR therapy could benefit you or a loved one, please reach out to Given Guidance to schedule a consultation or appointment. Our compassionate and dedicated therapists are here to support you on your journey toward healing and emotional well-being.