Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
Overcome Past Experiences
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful and effective therapy helping many people overcome past trauma and adverse experiences in their life. EMDR may be able to help you let go of past events that obstruct your thinking.
What does EMDR help with?
An EMDR Therapist uses the treatment as a way of helping people deal with the memories of past traumas, bad experiences and post-traumatic stresses. EMDR is known to help treat:
- Substance Abuse
- Eating Disorders
- Low Self Esteem
These concerns are often triggered by the memories of distressing life experiences and traumas. EMDR techniques allow the brain to resume its natural healing processes without using talk or medicine to affect change.
How does EMDR Therapy work?
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It is a structured and effective therapy that is used to help people process past traumas so they can overcome any obstructions the memories may have on their thinking and affect their quality of life.
Instead of relying on talk therapy or medication, a trained EMDR Therapist uses a patient’s own rapid eye movements to help reduce the power of negatively charged memories.
Georgia had been in a relationship with a man who continually put her down with criticism and name calling. His drinking had increased, and he had cheated on her several times. She had taken him back each time in the hope that this time he would treat her right and stay faithful. Then she found out she was pregnant.
Georgia’s partner didn’t want the baby and pressured her to have an abortion. When she refused, he kicked her out of their apartment, and she went to live with her parents again. After the baby was born her partner convinced her to go back to him and because she wanted her baby boy to have his dad in his life, she went back.
The drinking, verbal abuse and cheating continued but Georgia stayed, always hoping it would improve. In fact, it got worse and one night he even brought another woman home to their bed and raged at Georgia when she protested.
My approach to EMDR
Together, we explore your present life circumstances and develop strategies for achieving the future you want. In appropriate circumstances, EMDR Therapy may help you achieve your goals. During EMDR, carefully chosen target memories are selected for re-processing, by simulating eye movements.
After processing, the memories are not forgotten but they no longer have a negative impact on your life. You can read more about how EMDR can help you overcome your past and enjoy your future.
EMDR treatments can be held in-person in my Boonah clinic and they can also be held online through video conference. EMDR Therapy is equally effective when held online, allowing me to treat patients Australia wide.
Watch this short video for an explanation about EMDR Therapy
I find EMDR Therapy works fast and well, feeling different and results very quickly. I’m always surprised what I discover about myself that I was not aware I was feeling.
Honni is professional, kind, skilled and intuitive in supporting my process. I have been to counselling for decades and I have found this to be the most effective way to healing and leading a better life.