Why EMDR therapy works better?
EMDR REWIRES THE BRAIN
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 continued doing the same.
It didn’t help.
Have you ever stopped for a minute to think about why everything you’ve tried so far 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, you use 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 it’s not where your depression and anxiety live.
Your symptoms and their source live deep inside your brain, in an area called the limbic system. This is where your emotions live, and reading self-help books 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 lead to massive reorganization or neural networks in your brain. This rewiring is what often leads to transformative insight – seeing the world in a completely different way.
But before all that, your EMDR therapist will help you prepare for your 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.