Eye Moveme-huh!? We know – the name is overwhelming, but not as overwhelming as disturbing past experiences. EMDR therapy is proven to help reprocess past life experiences that in turn will reduce the emotional and physiological charges you are experiencing in the present. EMDR directly adjusts the way your brain processes information. Yeah, seriously. It specifically addresses disturbing, emotional, and impactful experiences that get “hung” in your brain’s information processing system.
This stuck place does not allow you to heal from the pains of the past. So, enter EMDR! EMDR is an amazing and proven process for healing in ways our normal talk therapy can’t. EMDR utilizes “bilateral stimulation”, or in other words, a side-to-side pattern via sight, hearing, or touch. This bilateral stimulation allows the brain to recall the disturbing images, emotions, or thoughts from the past and reprocess them in the brain resulting in more peaceful, resolved feels. EMDR works well to combat symptoms related to addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and trauma to name a few.
EMDR is an 8 phase therapy:
Always remember, your mental health directly impacts your physical too so pay attention! If you think EMDR may be helpful for you, contact us. We have a number of therapists who specialize in this approach.
Brittney Tatum, LPC-Associate is a therapist at Lifeologie Counseling Dallas! She specializes in areas of addiction, anxiety, career, couples, depression, LGBTQ+, spiritual, racial trauma, and stress management. She understands the importance of finding new and more effective tools to add to your toolbox, and she’s here to help you on your healing journey. To find out more about Brittney, check out her biography.