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EMDR Therapy

Unlocking Healing Potential with EMDR Therapy: Beyond Bilateral Stimulation


EMDR therapy stands as an evidence-based and gentle approach, often recognized for its bilateral stimulation in the reprocessing of traumatic memories during the 4th phase. However, it's vital to understand that EMDR is a robust and comprehensive therapeutic model that extends beyond common perceptions. Partnering with a well-trained therapist is key to unleashing the full spectrum of healing that this model offers.

EMDR transcends time, addressing the past, present, and future. By addressing past experiences, current triggers, and potential future challenges, EMDR alleviates unwanted symptoms and diminishes or eliminates distress from haunting past experiences. The result? A newfound sense of clarity, a deeper connection with oneself, and relief from present symptoms.

The journey through EMDR unfolds across 8 comprehensive phases, offering numerous protocols and adaptations tailored to your unique needs. While formidable on its own, EMDR seamlessly integrates with other therapeutic approaches such as IFS therapy and the structural theory of dissociation, proving particularly effective in navigating complex trauma and dissociation. In my practice, I infuse intuition and creativity, often blending EMDR, IFS, mindfulness, and transpersonal therapy with a transcendental twist to provide a holistic healing experience.

A distinguishing feature of EMDR therapy is its non-reliance on detailed discussions or homework between sessions. Rather than focusing on altering emotions, thoughts, or behaviors resulting from distressing issues, EMDR allows the brain to naturally resume its healing process. Designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories, EMDR therapy often achieves remarkable results in fewer sessions compared to other psychotherapies, as noted by EMDRIA.

Discover the transformative potential of EMDR therapy — a journey towards healing, clarity, and lasting well-being.

How EMDR Works

Unraveling the Healing Power of EMDR: How It Works

A Holistic Approach to Overcoming Trauma

EMDR stands as a transformative therapeutic model for overcoming various forms of trauma. Yet, like any potent therapy, the key lies in the therapeutic relationship, fostering a 'safe-enough' and compassionate environment, and ensuring a validating understanding of your unique journey — essential elements for deep healing.

In the tapestry of our lives, we all carry some level of trauma. Unprocessed distressing and traumatic memories often resurface intrusively, manifesting as anxiety, nightmares, flashbacks, panic attacks, unexplained pain, body sensations, and overwhelming emotions such as dread, fear, shame, despair, hopelessness, rage, and general overwhelm. Coping with these intrusive symptoms can lead to various mental health concerns, including phobias, avoidance, obsessions, compulsions, substance abuse, overeating, depression, emotional shutdown, and more.

The Art of EMDR: Bilateral Stimulation for Healing

EMDR employs bilateral stimulation, utilizing eye movements, taps, sounds, or buzzers to stimulate the left and right hemispheres of your brain in quick succession. This dynamic process enables the brain to reprocess memories that were once stuck, fragmented, or frozen, allowing it to naturally heal and release distress from the nervous system, facilitating the path to healing and recovery.

During EMDR therapy, the bilateral stimulation mimics the rapid eye movement (REM) stage of sleep, where eyes move back and forth swiftly. This process aids in adaptive memory processing, allowing memories to be reprocessed more effectively.


A Comprehensive Approach: Integrating Advanced Techniques

In addition to traditional EMDR methods, I bring advanced training and a wealth of knowledge to the table. Integration of insights from EMDR neuroscience, polyvagal theory, attachment therapy, structural theory of dissociation, along with creative and adaptive techniques and protocols, enhances the depth and effectiveness of the therapeutic process.

Embark on a journey of healing that transcends conventional boundaries, where EMDR becomes a transformative force, guiding you towards resilience, recovery, and lasting well-being.

Holistic Healing with EMDR:
Nurturing Mind, Body, Heart, & Soul

Unlock the Transformative Power of a Comforting and Sacred Space

Effective EMDR therapy is a profound journey that reaches into the depths of your mind, body, heart, and soul. Central to this transformative process is the creation of a therapeutic space that is not just comfortable but sacred — a space where trauma work unfolds with gentleness and profound respect.

EMDR therapy operates on the fundamental belief that within you resides innate wisdom and an inherent capacity to heal. It acknowledges that what you are experiencing is a natural response to past events, offering a compassionate understanding that lays the groundwork for profound healing. Here, you are provided with gentle tools and protocols designed to navigate the intricate terrain of deep wound healing.

Rather than attempting to erase or suppress the effects of past experiences — an approach that proves ineffective — EMDR empowers you to integrate memories, emotions, sensations, and experiences that were once improperly stored. The focus shifts towards providing corrective experiences that heal past wounds, ultimately alleviating present unwanted symptoms.


This empowering approach creates a transformative path, leading you towards a profound acceptance of yourself. As you integrate the fragments of your past, you embark on a journey of empowerment, gaining a heightened presence in your life now. EMDR becomes a guiding light, fostering a sense of acceptance, empowerment, and renewed presence in your present moments.

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The Adaptive Information Processing Model

Reclaiming Your Narrative: The Transformative Power of EMDR

In the tapestry of your life, you are not defined by what happened to you. This fundamental belief is the guiding force behind EMDR, a therapeutic approach rooted in the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model.

The AIP model illuminates the intricate ways trauma can inadequately store in the neural networks of the brain. Frozen in trauma-time, the feelings, emotions, body sensations, and cognitions linked to the original traumatic event can resurface intrusively, overwhelming you in the present—sometimes without a conscious understanding of their origin.

Initiating Innate Wisdom: EMDR's Neurobiological Approach

EMDR is designed to tap into your innate wisdom, orchestrating a neurobiological dance with the assistance of therapy. The goal is to summon the adaptive information that couldn't find its way through during the trauma. This transformative process unfolds through bilateral stimulation, creating new neural pathways and unlocking the capacity to access adaptive information. In essence, it's a journey of reprocessing trauma, diminishing the associated distress stored in the nervous system, body, and mind.

By embarking on the EMDR journey, you reclaim the narrative of your life. The past, present, and future converge as you navigate the intricate pathways of your mind, forging a new narrative—one where the resilience of your innate wisdom takes center stage.

EMDR Effectively Treats

All Types of Trauma

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias

  • Chronic Illness, pain, and medical issues

  • Depression and mood 

  • Complex trauma and dissociation

  • Eating disorders

  • Grief and loss

  • Performance anxiety

  • Violence & sexual assualt

  • Sleep disturbance

  • and more...

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