Adaptive information processing is the theory behind EMDR, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. EMDR is bilateral stimulation which can be done with tappers, headphones or eye movements whichever is more comfortable for the client. When thoughts are focused on a past trauma or past uncomfortable situations and BLS is done your mind will connect to that memory and reprocess it so you can let go of the emotions and feeling that get triggered from it.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions we will experience at some point in our lives. Many of these feelings are result of a past situation that a person held hold on to through no fault of their own. I will help you get to the root of the issue. Then using EMDR, combined with another theory that is best for your goals and beliefs, we can process the negative thoughts and feeling so your mind can let go of the hurt associated to it. Next your wonderful mind helps you understand that you made it through, that you are safe now in the present and you can focus on new positive aspects of your life. Through counseling and treatment, and hard emotional work we can work together to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy in your life. If you are struggling to find positive resources in your present life, I can help you build new resources to facilitate change.
Many individuals experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances that linger and affect a person years later. I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. EMDR has been proven to help people let go of the disturbing emotions associated with trauma and the triggers produced by it. Small t trauma can be produced by a car accident or being bullied at school, or a sibling. This can cause many issues years later, like anxiety and depression and even PTSD. Events that happened before you could talk can cause anxiety that can show up as a senior. Once you process a past trauma, the next time you talk about the trauma, you will not feel the emotions associated to it. You can use the negative past that once weighed you down as steppingstones to learn and grow from.
Therapy takes hard emotional work; you will have some success with the right therapist - client connection trust and hard work. I will have you practice using resources and changing your affect in-between sessions. Therapy is not a quick fix, and you will get out of it what you put in.