EMDR Therapy

1063579808Tell me if any of this rings true…

You’re having a beautiful morning, but as soon as you hear that one sound, you break into a sweat for no apparent reason.

You talk so easily to your friends, but when you’re in front of your date, you turn beet red and can’t look them in the eye.

You manage your life really well, but as soon as money comes up, you’re so paralyzed that you can’t talk about it. And bills?? It’s easier just to ignore them!

You love your partner and want to have great sex, but intimacy shuts you down, and you don’t understand why.

Being with people is hard, but being alone is excruciating.

There are vicious, self-destructive thoughts that run on a loop in your brain. You’re convinced that if you let someone see the real you, they would be appalled.

102474164These are all signs your body is overwhelmed.

Deep down, you might know exactly why you can’t control how your body reacts, but the thought of revisiting the stories is just too hard.

Trauma is not necessarily a big event like going to war, a car accident, or sexual assault. It can result from any of the unfortunate ways children are told they’re not enough just as they are, like being ignored, shamed, belittled, bullied, or beholden to the power and control of another.

Did you know that many of the symptoms for which you may have sought medication (e.g., depression, anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia, or eating disorders) may be symptoms of unresolved trauma?

There’s something you can do about it.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a rigorously researched, highly formatted intervention that targets situations like these.

Our brains take in scary, hurtful scenarios all the time and manage to process them without constant rumination and flashbacks. Why, then, do some situations provoke such strong reactions no matter what you do?

If our systems are overwhelmed when a distressing event occurs, the brain’s normal processing is interrupted, and maladaptive encoding or incomplete processing results.

EMDR intervenes to complete the brain’s processing in an adaptive way.

1895263027Here’s the beauty of EMDR…

You don’t have to talk in detail about the traumatic event. You don’t have to ruminate on what’s causing you pain.

Rather, EMDR uses eye movements and bilateral brain stimulation to simulate REM sleep (the stage of sleep where the brain normally processes the events of a day) as you think about the event. Through a proven method, it allows the brain to reprocess those painful memories and heal naturally.

Once reprocessed, your brain no longer associates the memory with imminent danger. With EMDR, you won’t forget the past, but it will no longer trigger you in the present. The trauma is a part of your story, but it doesn’t rule your life.

Let’s talk to see if it’s right for you!

It’s time to get your life back!

Call today for your free consultation. I would love to meet you and answer your questions: (212) 333-4024.