EMDR therapy helps people heal from the bottom-up versus talk therapy, or top-down therapies. An EMDR therapist near you can help heal the nervous system from past traumatic experiences and/or situations that caused high levels of stress and overwhelm.
EMDR therapy’s effectiveness stems from evidence-based research studies. EMDR is also showing effectiveness to help other mental health diagnoses. Keep reading to learn more!
EMDR therapy is underpinned by the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) system. Essentially, this theory supports that if the physical body can heal from external wounds, i.e a cut or scrap then our nervous system can heal from past trauma and overwhelm. The AIP system offers hope and a breath of fresh air for those who have been plagued by trauma symptoms that never seem to heal. Now there’s a way to heal.
How Does EMDR Therapy Work?
EMDR therapy helps to stimulate the body’s innate ability to heal, which often becomes blocked when either trauma or extreme overwhelm occurs in a person’s life. One main skill needed to help heal is dual awareness. An EMDR therapist helps someone in individual therapy heal by helping to increase dual awareness capability.
Dual awareness is a skill that typically develops during Phase II in the EMDR therapy protocol. This skill allows a person to stay in their body while noticing thoughts, sensations, and sensory details of past stressful memories. The skills of EMDR dual awareness cannot be understated. All future memory reprocessing or desensitization is underpinned by this skill.
What Makes EMDR Therapy So Effective?
The effectiveness of EMDR therapy stems from its ability to heal dysfunctional material in the nervous system. This is done by enabling the body’s internal healing system. Bilateral stimulation is the part of EMDR that stimulates a person’s innate ability to heal. This can be done through a variety of mechanisms such as alternating shoulder tapping, left-to-right eye movements, alternating audio sounds in the ears, or drawing back and forth on a piece of paper for kids. Some reprocessing actions work better for others. EMDR therapy is a flexible form of psyhcotherapy.
Find an EMDR Therapist Near South Denver
Finding an EMDR therapist that can meet your individual needs may take time. An EMDR therapist can help heal many different forms of mental health challenges including trauma, overwhelm, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety. If you would like to have a free consultation with us call us at 720.295.6703 or submit an online form here. We offer a free 15-minute consultation to ensure we are the best EMDR therapist to meet your needs.