OVERALL TREATMENT PLANNING
You have come to treatment expressing concerns.
Your therapist will help you understand the dynamics of
the presenting concerns and how to adaptively manage
An overall treatment plan will be developed that will
accomplish your goals.
Within that treatment plan, EMDR, along with other therapy approaches, will be used to accomplish your treatment goals.
THE EMDR SESSION
You will be asked a set of questions to access and activate the negative experience and the desired adaptive resolution.
Sets of rapid eye movement (or other forms of bilateral stimulation) will be applied. You will be encouraged to just “free associate” and allow the brain to work through the experience.
Sets of eye movements will be alternated with brief reports about what you are experiencing.
EMDR processing will continue until the past experience has been updated to an adaptive present perspective.
With long standing issues, this process may take multiple sessions.
USING WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED
Once the disturbing experiences have been updated, you and your therapist will work together to integrate these new insights and perspectives into your daily life.