The goal of EMDR therapy is to help patients suffering from trauma to find relief by creating positive visions that influence their thoughts. In 60-minute sessions, our team at Revibe Therapy works to help you overcome your anxiety or trauma to help you get back to living a healthy and fulfilling life. As stated by Dr. Axe, patients will simultaneously allow negative thoughts or images to come and go while also moving their eyes back and forth. During an EMDR session, the patient’s eyes typically follow the doctor’s fingers or something in the doctor’s hands, such as a wand. Similar to meditation, the patient should let their mind go blank during this time and hopefully replace negative thoughts and memories with more hopeful ones, using guided imagery.
Dr. Axe explains that EMDR therapy is completed in phases, generally over about six to eight sessions. The specific steps that are usually followed include:
- History taking: The therapist will ask a variety of questions in order to get a better idea of the patient’s history, as well as which problems need to be targeted.
- Preparation: Gives the patient a better understanding of what will occur during these sessions.
- Assessment: The therapist will assess which of the patient’s memories need to be targeted during each session.
- Desensitization: The therapist will begin incorporating eye movements that will allow insights, emotions, sensations, and other memories to spontaneously emerge within the patient’s mind.
- Instillation: The patient’s negative thoughts, memories, experiences, etc. will begin to be replaced by positive thoughts due to increased connections to positive networks.
Dr. Axe states that there are many potential benefits of EMDR therapy — including treatment for anxiety, PTSD, sexual trauma, eating disorders, panic attacks, and more. If you feel as though you may be suffering, take our anxiety and depression self-assessments. Contact Revibe Therapy to set up a hypnotherapy or EMDR session today.
EMDR therapy sessions are covered through our insurance partners. If you currently do not have insurance coverage and would like to see if EMDR is right for you, give us a call to schedule a free 15-minute consultation. For questions regarding insurance coverage, contact Revibe Therapy today.
EMDR Therapy and PTSD
EMDR Therapy is an effective mode of therapy that can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions. One of the most common uses for EMDR is in patients who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. This is because EMDR has time and time again shown that it is a successful tool for helping people through their trauma.
What Is PTSD?
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a disorder that develops in those who have experienced trauma of some degree and are having difficulties moving past the event. Many times, people mistakenly believe that only veterans and soldiers experience PTSD. While PTSD is common in those in the armed forces due to the nature of their occupation, PTSD can occur in anyone who has experienced trauma. Different events can be perceived differently by different people. Something that is traumatizing for one person may not be as impactful for another. Events that can lead to PTSD include but are not limited to:
- Car Accidents
- Childhood Abuse
- Sudden Death of A Loved One
- Exposure to Traumatic Work Events
- Loss of a Child
- Sexual Assault
- Serious Illness
How Can EMDR Therapy Help?
There are a wide variety of events that can be considered traumatizing for people. In many cases, these traumatizing events are too painful or overwhelming to work through alone. That’s where mental health professionals and EMDR therapy at Revibe Therapy in Winter Park come into play. EMDR Therapy is designed to stimulate both hemispheres of your brain and help keep you grounded and aware of where you are (a safe place) while you recall and slowly work through the traumatic event/s. By slowly working your way through your trauma in a place where you feel present and safe is key to being able to move past it.
The benefits of EMDR can for those with PTSD and other mental health disorders include:
- Reduced Anxiety
- Less Sleepless Nights
- Fewer Nightmares
- Reduction of Depression Symptoms
- Tools to Effectively Manage Triggers
- Reduced Hallucinations
- Improved Self-Esteem
- Improved Overall Mood
- Reduced Stress
EMDR Therapy has consistently been shown to have a positive impact on those suffering from PTSD regardless of the source of the trauma. To learn more about EMDR Therapy at Revibe Therapy in Winter Park, don’t hesitate to contact us today. You don’t have to go through this alone. Our qualified EMDR therapist can help you work past your trauma in a healthy and safe way.
Revibe Therapy Winterpark
Here at Revibe Therapy in Winterpark, we use treatments like hypnotherapy and EMDR therapy to help you overcome mental illness — including depression, trauma, anxiety, and more. If you are suffering, hypnotherapy for anxiety and EMDR therapy can help.
To learn more about EMDR therapy, contact Revibe Therapy in Winterpark today. We want to help you get back to living your normal life without mental illness getting in the way. We aim to provide our patients with a holistic experience to reach maximum healing. If you’re suffering, don’t wait. Revibe Therapy in Winterpark can help you restore your positive vibes today.