Many people have heard of EMDR therapy before, but may not be familiar with what it is. Because of this, people talk about it using the limited information they have heard about EMDR therapy and rumors and myths are born. If you are interested in learning all about EMDR therapy in greater detail, check out our How EMDR Therapy Works blog! In today’s blog post, we directly discuss some of the more popular EMDR therapy myths that we have recently heard here at Revibe Therapy. Keep reading to check out some popular myths surrounding EMDR therapy or feel free to contact our team directly at Revibe Therapy in Winter Park today!

EMDR Is the Same as Hypnosis

At Revibe Therapy in Winter Park, we offer both professional EMDR therapy and hypnotherapy services. So you can trust us when we say that they are very different methods. During EMDR therapy, the client is not placed under any sort of hypnosis. The client is completely conscious and aware of everything that is happening throughout the entire process. The client is simply distracted by and partially focused on a moving object whether it be a finger or an instrument of some sort. The distraction of the movement in front of them helps the patient feel safer and lessens the impact of powerful emotions that may arise. They are NOT put into a hypnotic trance during EMDR therapy.

EMDR Can Be Done In One Session

Many people are under the impression that EMDR therapy is a one-and-done sort of approach. Unfortunately, this is not the case with practically any therapy — EMDR Included. Our culture is all about the quickest, most convenient fix. But with mental health issues like PTSD, anxiety, and addictions, these things require extensive time and effort. We are certain, though, that if you stick with it and see it through, you will be glad you did.

EMDR Only Works for PTSD

EMDR therapy is most commonly used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) since many who suffer from PTSD see promising results. However, EMDR therapy has seen success in treating numerous afflictions like:

  • Panic Attacks
  • Eating Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • And More

If you are interested in seeing if EMDR therapy is a good fit for you, reach out to our team at Revibe Therapy in Winter Park today.

EMDR Is Just A Therapist Waving Something In Your Face

Physical, rhythmic, and calculated motion is certainly part of the EMDR therapy process, but EMDR therapy is so much more than that. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. This is because the movement of the eyes back and forth helps to split your focus between the painful memory or emotion being processed and the movement that is happening in front of you right then. EMDR Therapy is a powerful tool in many therapist’s arsenals, has helped scores of people all across the country, and should be taken seriously.

EMDR at Revibe Therapy

We hope that today’s post has shed some light on EMDR and helped separate facts from fiction. EMDR is a powerful therapeutic tool that is highly effective at treating mental health disorders like PTSD, anxiety, and more. If you or someone you know has any further questions or would like to try EMDR Therapy at Revibe Therapy in Winter Park, feel free to reach out to us at any time! We are happy to help answer any questions and to get you scheduled for your first EMDR Therapy session with us. Our team is experienced, qualified, and we are certain that you will be happy you tried it.