WHAT TO EXPECT FROM EMDR THERAPY?
You have a problem. You are depressed or anxious. Or both. You’ve been looking for a solution for a long time. You tried everything – self-help books, therapy, medications, meditation and when nothing worked you’ve continued to do more of the same.
It didn’t help.
HAVE YOU EVER STOPPED FOR A MINUTE TO THINK ABOUT WHY EVERYTHING YOU’VE TRIED DIDN’T HELP?
Did you ever get to the source of your problems?
The problem with everything you’ve tried so far is that you focused on the surface. When you read a self-help book or go to talk-therapy, the part of the brain that processes the information is the rational part of your brain. It’s called the prefrontal cortex, and it’s where language, math, and logic live in the brain.
But this is not where your depression and anxiety live.
Your symptoms and their source live deep inside the brain, in an area called the limbic system. This is where your emotions live, and reading a self-help book will not help you to access this part of your brain.
TREAT THE SOURCE. NOT THE SYMPTOM.
Many people don’t know what to expect before starting EMDR therapy. In EMDR, your therapist will find the source of your problem. By targeting the whole brain – rational and emotional, EMDR therapy will rewire your brain. This rewiring is what often leads to a transformative insight – seeing the world in a completely different way.
But before all that, your EMDR therapist will help you prepare for treatment. Below you will find everything you need to know about the preparation phase and what to expect from the first few sessions of your EMDR journey.
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Read about case studies of people like you, who transformed their lives thanks to EMDR therapy