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EMDR Therapy

A Therapeutic Approach to Address Traumatic Experiences

EMDR is a powerful treatment that uses the brain's own natural healing methods to facilitate faster healing after a trauma.

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Signs and symptoms

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EMDR therapy is a form of psychotherapy that helps people cope with mental and physical symptoms emanating from traumatic experiences.
  • PTSD

  • Panic Attacks

  • Depression

  • Heightened Emotions

  • Increase in Distressing Memories

  • Issues Sleeping

  • Chronic Pain

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In the initial stage of EMDR, the therapist conducts a comprehensive review of the client's history to gain insight into their present circumstances and tailor the treatment accordingly. Assessing dysfunctional behaviors, identifying underlying causes, and evaluating symptoms aid in determining the appropriate therapeutic target.

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In the preparatory phase, the therapist and client collaborate to establish a strong therapeutic alliance. The therapist elucidates the process of trauma processing to the client and endeavors to establish realistic expectations.

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In the assessment phase, the EMDR therapist assists in identifying memories that contribute to the client's challenges. The client may be prompted to identify the most important images associated with the memory and together they focus on uncovering the underlying negative beliefs.

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Throughout the desensitization phase, the client will face their traumatic memory with the help of their therapist until it is no longer triggering for them. This means they are able to think about their trauma for an extended period of time with minimal anxiety symptoms.

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During the installation phase, the therapist begins to reconstruct positive associations with the memory. This is not trying to overwrite the pain of the memory, but rather neutralize object in the memory. For example, if you were in a bad car accident, the Installation phase of EMDR will help create positive associations with cars again.

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Body Scan

Body Scan

The body scan is the final phase of EMDR in which the client is asked to think about their traumatic memory and the newly established positive association while scanning their body for any residual anxiety or trauma responses. If there is any, that response will be addressed from the beginning.

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“Once you start making the effort to ‘wake yourself up’ – that is more mindful of your daily activities – you suddenly start appreciating your life more.”


– Robert Biswas-Diener

What are The Benefits of EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a helpful tool for managing traumatic experiences.

Improves Perspective

EMDR helps you break free from the negative thought patterns trauma can trap us in. By rebuilding a more positive perspective of life, you gain back the freedom lost to the trauma.

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Changes Negative Thinking

Trauma often plants negative thoughts in our mind about ourselves and the world around us. EMDR helps you challenge those thoughts and replace them with positive, true thoughts to have a more balanced outlook on life.

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Reduces Chronic Pain

Trauma often creates chronic pain in our body through muscle tensions, headaches, phantom pains, and stomach issues. EMDR releases these pains from the body by fully processing the trauma.

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Requires Minimal Talking

Your therapist prompts you to concentrate on negative memories while facilitating eye movements, fostering deeper introspection and reducing reliance on verbal communication. This aspect makes EMDR especially beneficial for individuals who struggle to articulate their trauma.

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What are The Benefits of EMDR Therapy?
EMDR Therapy is For Everyone

Traumatic experiences can have a profound effect on your mental well-being. We at Lifebulb are excited to help you improve your physical, emotional, and mental health.

How To Find Your EMDR Therapist?

Connect with a licenced EMDR therapist in simple steps. Our care takers can help you cope with mental & physical symptoms stemming from trauma-related conditions.

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We help you with the right therapist who develops an individualized treatment plan that suits your unique needs.

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Connect with your qualified therapist from the comfort of your home through virtual EMDR sessions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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EMDR therapy, also known as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy or rapid eye movement therapy, is a form of mental health care treatment. After a successful course of EMDR therapy, physiological arousal is decreased, negative beliefs are reformed, and emotional suffering is alleviated. In simple terms, your recovery from trauma or other upsetting life events is the ultimate aim of EMDR therapy.

So how does it work? In EMDR therapy, the patient is exposed to emotionally upsetting information in brief, successive doses while also concentrating on an outside stimulus. Directed eye movements by the therapist are the most frequently employed external stimulus, but many additional stimuli, such as hand tapping and audio stimulation, are frequently used. You can know more about EMDR sessions in your area by Googling “Find a EMDR therapist.”

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the condition for which eye movement therapy, aka EMDR therapy is most frequently used. The following conditions are also treated with it by mental healthcare professionals: Disorders of anxiety: Panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.

In the majority of clients who had eye movement desensitization and reprocessing or EMDR therapy treatment, they discovered a reduction in panic symptoms and anticipatory anxiety.

Although every person's response to EMDR therapy is unique, a typical session lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. It can take anything from three to twelve sessions to fully rewire your brain and get to the root of a painful memory. Google “EMDR therapy near me” to get an idea about typical EMDR sessions and EMDR therapy costs in your area.

For those who don't know, EMDR therapy is basically an 8 phase treatment plan. The eight phases of this treatment are as follows:

  • History Taking

  • Client Preparation

  • Assessment

  • Desensitization

  • Installation

  • Body Scan

  • Closure

  • Reevaluation of Treatment Effect

Search online for “Find a EMDR therapist near me” to learn more about EMDR therapy in your area.

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