What is EMDR?
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy technique that is often used for those who have experienced life-altering trauma. It activates core adaptive processes in the brain and allows you to address the negative feelings and find a positive way to view them.
Who Can Benefit?
Often times, those who have experienced trauma have negative dreams while sleeping, and they are also more easily stressed when awake. These moods make life difficult to navigate and hard to find joy in. Anyone who has experienced a traumatic life disturbance is a good candidate for EMDR therapy. It is also beneficial for those experiencing phobias, anxiety, panic disorder, grief, and loss.
How Does It Work?
During our time together, we will address your negative beliefs, memories, and body sensations from the traumatic event or events, and guide you to reframe them into more positive views. We can treat flashbacks and distressing dreams as well as PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders that are affecting your daily life.
What Are the Results?
EMDR therapy can give you a more peaceful and resilient outlook on life. You will likely feel freedom from your past so you can move forward and live a happier life. You may stop feeling like a victim and more like a survivor. Although we can't change the past, we can learn to rise above it and use our experiences for good.
Contact Natalie C. Bennett
If you're ready to explore EMDR or other counseling in Fresno, please contact me today. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and I use a variety of techniques to people from all walks of life address their pasts so they can live happier, healthier futures.