Trauma, PTSD, and negative core beliefs make life so much harder than it needs to be. You don't have to carry these heavy burdens alone - or any longer.
EMDR therapy is a proven technique to eliminate PTSD symptoms caused by trauma as well as shift negative core beliefs about ourselves.
Now is the time to write new chapters in the story of your life. Happiness, freedom, peace, and a new perspective are waiting for you. Make an appointment today!
What is EMDR Therapy: Short Version
So what is EMDR Therapy? The short version is EMDR is a proven technique to heal negative core beliefs and PTSD. The process takes around 10 sessions that are 50 minutes long.
EMDR sounds like science fiction - eye movement and memory networks heal the brain - but it is clinically proven and has been used since the 1970's.
Safe + Scientific
Radical Perspective change without psychedelics
Clarity + Healing
Quicker than talk therapy
What is EMDR Therapy: Full Version
EMDR Therapy stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - what a mouthful right?
The simple explanation is when our eyes move back and forth (like REM sleep) our brain processes life events. Processing is how our brain makes sense of things and puts events into storage - like a hard drive.
What happens if our brain incorrectly stores information? Negative core beliefs and PTSD from trauma are examples of our brains storing information incorrectly. This incorrect information acts like a filter. This filter changes how we see ourselves, others, and the world - think of sunglasses making everything seem darker.
By "incorrect" we don't mean there's something wrong with us or our brain. What we do mean is that sometimes an event is so significant, shocking, painful, or confusing that our brain doesn't know what to do. Maybe you've heard of "fight, flight or freeze" - these are 3 options our brain chooses from when in a traumatic or overwhelming experience. Parts of the brain go "offline" to protect us. The little bit of information that our brain does take in gets over-generalized.
What does that mean? If I'm in a car accident and it was traumatic, my brain might say cars are always dangerous. I am never safe. I will get hurt. The brain is trying to protect us but the result is intense anxiety or aversion to driving. Think about how significant this can be in cases of feeling unlovable, unworthy, unsafe?
Our core beliefs shape the way we see ourselves, others and the world. If we have negative core beliefs that filter information incorrectly life is much harder than it needs to be.
Examples of core beliefs playing out are: never feeling good enough, never feeling like you can trust someone, feeling the need to leave a relationship when it's hard, feeling inadequate, and being unable to be content, rest or celebrate, but there are many more
What else is different? EMDR doesn't rely on the client to figure anything out. Amazingly our brains are wired to resolve stuck points and negative beliefs but require structure to do so. EMDR provides the track and the brain does the work. Clients often report they do see past memories, but instead of having to "figure out" how to see things differently and make new meaning on their own, the brain is doing the work in the background or subconsciously.
Still, sound too good to be true or like science fiction? I totally get it. I used to think that too. I tried EMDR therapy for my own negative beliefs when traditional therapy hit a wall. My experience with EMDR was so effective I became certified in EMDR therapy so I could help others. So, I totally understand skepticism but I wouldn't offer what I didn't personally believe in.
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Brian Bachman, LPC, MA, EMDR Therapist
EMDR Therapy: FAQ
Why Does EMDR Cost More?
EMDR is a specialty and specialties generally cost more. Believe it or not, since EMDR is often much quicker than talk therapy, it typically is cheaper in the long run for clients. Lastly, to be a counselor and offer EMDR requires a Master's Degree and expensive training and certification.