Now, after doing Weekend 1 for almost a month, I realize how effective EMDR therapy can be. I’ve tested with about 4 clients so far and most have reported noticeable changes.
But I also realized that other things almost always happen after EMDR Therapy Vancouver. In my earlier case, the individual who faced anxiety revealed more about her relationships in her real life. I realized that anxiety could be just a symptom of an underlying problem blocking me. I think when people are too resourceful, they get caught in an emotional whirlwind that keeps them from addressing the real root of their problems.
Another thing is that I recently started asking some fans on Facebook if they would like someone like me to work on their fears and phobias and I was amazed at the number of people who actually experience fears and phobias. Some of them are common ones previously treated using other methods, but some are very unique in their pathology.
Someone asked if I could do this over the phone. As far as quantum stimulation goes, I don’t think it’s difficult to do this. What is required is that the client has a set of headphones, not a handset, when conversing with the therapist. In addition, the therapist must be adept at accommodating changes in the person’s speaking experience. For example, the ability to detect subtle changes in tone of voice can make a difference in treatment outcomes. Another alternative is a script written to help the client perform BLS with eye movements on the screen (like a simple flash script). It can be communicated over the network with pre-programmed systems to speed up or slow down, and customers can easily provide feedback on how well they are following the rating scale.
Can you recommend therapy for people who have experienced extreme trauma and have not received help from a regular psychologist or psychiatrist?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) can be used to treat childhood trauma, car accidents, assault, natural disasters, sexual assault, personal failure, divorce, panic attacks, phobias, sex addiction, computer or Nintendo addiction, and combat trauma. This can be very effective for someone who has been gang raped or assaulted by a mob or in a riot.
Can you explain this technique?
Doctors must first analyze the person’s current circumstances causing apathy and evaluate past traumatic events. Does the patient currently have the necessary coping skills to prevent a similar situation from occurring? When patients have the skills, doctors can move forward.
Certain memories or events are identified and processed using EMDR procedures. The patient identifies the most specific images associated with the memory and negative feelings about self-worth associated with this event. This is processed along with the patient’s sensations and emotions connected to this event. These feelings may include fear, nausea, headaches, crying, trauma, and feelings of inadequacy. The patient is given positive images and beliefs to replace the feeling or event that is troubling. The intensity of negative emotions should decrease during this treatment and positive emotions will take root in the patient.
The doctor helps the patient focus on the event and negative emotions while bodily sensations are being created. The patient moves their eyes quickly and follows the doctor’s moving fingers for about 30 to 60 seconds. Eye movements are used by all doctors, and some doctors may add auditory sounds and tap similar to the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). The doctor asks the person to describe the sensation being processed. This therapy can work wonders for people who experience tremendous amounts of fear and physical trauma.
It is theorized that EMDR can also be properly classified as “energy psychology” because it activates and rapidly changes the mind/body continuum. Energy psychology is based on oriental medicine, specifically the acupuncture/acupressure system. This system believes that qi, which is electricity or energy, travels through the body’s meridian points, or rivers of acupuncture points. This energy can be imbalanced by physical, emotional, or traumatic factors. Energy psychology posits that balancing this system quickly alleviates problems caused by these causes.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing work for many problems but is particularly effective for past and present trauma. The therapist moves the hand back and forth quickly, asking the client to keep only their eyes moving while tracking the movement of the hand. The client is instructed to think of the trauma during the procedure. After 20 to 25 hand movements, the client is asked to focus on which problem, feeling, thought, or aspect of the trauma is currently most prominent. Then repeat the procedure for this new target. This problem often resolves painlessly after a few sessions compared to traditional therapies that often last for months or years.