EMDR Therapy

An Eye Movement Desensitization and Processing (EMDR) Therapist

What is your, “I AM . . . . ” ? When describing yourself, how do you finish the sentence “I am….. ”Are you saying things like, “I am . . . ALIVE, POWERFUL, VIBRANT, WORTHY, COMPETENT, INTERESTING.… Or is your “I am” statement more like — I am stupid, scattered, unworthy, ugly, incompetent, boring, weak, and so on? We all have an internal dialogue that has a potentially huge impact on how we see ourselves and how we conduct our lives. Do you start your day with “I’m alive, alert, awake, enthusiastic”? Do you believe “I’m healthy, wealthy ,and wise.” Or do your thoughts all too often go to “I can’t? I’m not OK. I’m not good enough.”? The reprocessing that occurs within the completion of an EMDR session helps you put those negative thoughts to rest so you can start creating the life you desire and deserve.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), originated by Francine Shapiro in 1987, is now used by therapists worldwide. They have already helped over one million people address a multitude of emotional issues. EMDR uses bilateral stimulation of the brain, through sight, sound, or touch, to accelerate the brain’s information processing system.

I have been a therapist for over 40 years and have been using EMDR for the last 28. The results continue to amaze me. In a brief number of sessions, major life-limiting traumas can be healed. EMDR saves you time and expense. It also saves you from enduring needless emotional pain.

We have all experienced something, large or small, in our lives, which has limited us in some way. A big trauma is obvious, such as a plane crash. A small trauma can be just as limiting but not as obvious, such as being called a name as a child and later finding yourself unable to talk in front of crowds. Dr. Seligman, the author of Learned Optimism, has labeled the aftermath of trauma as “learned helplessness.” EMDR helps correct this and leaves you with more freedom to realize your true potential.

For more information download a brochure, or visit The EMDR Institute.