Benefits of EMDR Therapy
Many people have at least heard of EMDR therapy before, but not everyone is aware of the hard-hitting benefits that it often comes with. EMDR is a safe and effective treatment method for many people, and it may be the perfect approach for you. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits that EMDR therapy can bring and schedule your first session at Revibe Therapy in Winter Park and Lake Nona.
One of the major benefits that comes with EMDR therapy at Revibe Therapy is the assistance in staying present. This may sound strange at first, but EMDR therapy often involves people reliving and processing past traumas and painful memories. When reliving painful memories/trauma, it can be easy for the person to get swept away in the moment and become lost in the trauma rather than staying present. Being present and understanding you are safe is a massive benefit when it comes to EMDR therapy and working through past trauma.
Potent Trauma Tool
Because of its ability to help people stay present, among other therapeutic tools, EMDR therapy is a highly effective mode of therapy for treating PTSD and other disorders involving past trauma. This is in part due to EMDR therapy helping you stay present and feel safe while remembering past traumas. But EMDR therapy also uses positive guided imagery to replace the damaging and painful thoughts and memories with something positive/pleasant. Due to the way EMDR therapy is structured and administered, it is a commonly implemented method for treating PTSD and other trauma disorders.
Calming and Positive Imagery
The calming and positive imagery is one of the benefits of EMDR therapy that clients seem to enjoy the most. The positive guided imagery that EMDR employs aids clients in feeling more relaxed, lowering blood pressure, and influences their overall emotional state. The guided imagery process attempts to replace painful thoughts and memories with more pleasant images that help you to meet your goals and overcome any psychological hurdles. EMDR therapy does not “erase” your trauma or painful memories so much as it equips you with the psychological/emotional tools to properly handle them. This essentially lessens those effects and takes away the power that the memory holds over you.
Can Be Used for Other Disorders
While EMDR therapy is very often used to treat PTSD, it can also have promising results when used to combat other mental health disorders. In some cases, EMDR therapy is used to help those with:
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- And More
While EMDR therapy may not be the best treatment for every situation, it is a very effective mode of therapy when applied to the proper situations and clients. To learn more about EMDR therapy and to find out if it is a good fit for you, reach out to us at Revibe Therapy in Winter Park today.
There are no one-and-done treatments that exist. But, there are some modes of therapy that often require fewer sessions relative to other treatment methods. EMDR therapy takes time, dedication, and effort. That said, EMDR therapy can typically be performed from start-to-finish in six to eight sessions. Your specific situation may vary due to the severity of symptoms, how long ago the traumatic event occurred, the condition being treated, and other factors. It’s also worth noting that once you have completed all of the sessions, you will still have to work to implement the tools you gained in therapy and maintain your improved state of mind.
EMDR Therapy at Revibe Therapy
Thank you for taking the time to check out today’s blog at Revibe Therapy in Winter Park and Lake Nona! We hope you’ve learned a little more about EMDR therapy and the many benefits it comes with. If you are interested in learning more or getting started with your first session, get in touch with our team today. We are happy to answer any questions you may have surrounding EMDR therapy, our team, and more. Additionally, Revibe Therapy in Winter Park and Lake Nona works hard to accept a variety of insurances to make sure that you have the access to the mental health services you need. Contact us today to get started.