EMDR treatment is one of the world’s most effective interventions for trauma recovery, can be short or longer term, and done from the comfort of home or office
Our EMDR specialists tread a variety of issues, including:
Acute Life Stressors
With online EMDR you partner with one of our licensed and board certified trauma recovery experts over video conferencing and specialized software is used to facilitate the bilateral stimulation
Our online EMDR clients report experiencing calm in their body, more positive emotions, an enhanced ability to communicate in their relationships, improved work performance, and more confidence
Limited studies have shown that healing from trauma via telehealth can bring quicker results than in person treatment. Subsequent studies have shown it to be just as effective**
Up to 93% of participants no longer qualified for a PTSD following EMDR treatment*
EMDR treatment participants symptoms of PTSD were reduced by up to 95%*
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EMDR utilizes what is called dual-attention-stimulation, also sometimes called bilateral-stimulation (BLS) to stimulate the body’s nervous system to help it become unstuck from prior patterns of response and to make new, healed connections and patterns.
These old patterns of responses include our mental health symptoms like flashbacks, anxiety, and fear, as well as, reactions to other’s around us like communicating in a relationship or with an authority figure. When the body responds to a past trauma as if it is occurring right now, it means it can become overpowered by strong feelings and sensations when it is unnecessary, find general bodily and emotional regulation difficult, and feel disempowered to effectively respond to a real threat that may be occurring. For example setting a healthy boundary with a person who is mistreating you might be overwhelming, or performing in front of a large crowd with confidence may not be possible.
Healing from these past memories and life events, and then reducing the disturbance of current triggers and stressors means the body can rest and the mind can access the most logical and rational parts of itself to respond in protective and effective ways to current life events. It also means breaking the snow ball effect of negative self-beliefs that can significantly impact our self-esteem or confidence.
We do this by accessing life events or memories, activating the disturbing and bothersome parts of those events or memories, and then adding distractions to the nervous system through dual-attention stimulation, which includes moving your eyes in a certain pattern by following a dot on the screen, tapping your body in an alternating pattern on shoulders or legs, or listening to various sounds through headphones. Sometimes additional stimulation is used which includes naming colors, counting, or adding music.
*Joungh, Ad., Benedikt, A., Hofmann, A., Farrell, D., & Lee, C. (2019). The status of EMDR therapy in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder 30 years after its introduction. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 13 (4): https://doi.org/10.1891/1933-3188.8.131.521**Lenferink, L., Meyerbroker, K., & Boelen, P. (2020). PTSD treatment in times of COVID-19: A systematic review of the effects of online EMDR. Psychiatry Research, 293. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113438