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Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

What is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR Therapy is a highly effective and structured approach that helps individuals process and resolve traumatic memories and adverse life experiences. Developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro in the late 1980s, EMDR has gained recognition as a leading therapy for trauma treatment. Its unique methodology involves guiding you through sets of bilateral stimulation, which can include eye movements, tactile tapping, or auditory tones. This bilateral stimulation stimulates both sides of the brain, facilitating the reprocessing of distressing memories and emotions, leading to their resolution and integration.

EMDR Therapy in Maple Ridge

How Does EMDR Therapy Work?

In EMDR Therapy, our skilled therapists will work collaboratively with you to identify the specific memories, emotions, or negative beliefs that are causing distress. Through targeted bilateral stimulation, you'll explore and process these memories, allowing your brain to rewire and heal from their emotional impact. With EMDR you can find relief from negative emotions, develop new perspectives, and experience an enhanced sense of emotional resilience.

What Can EMDR Therapy Help With?

EMDR Therapy has shown effectiveness in treating a wide range of issues, including:

  • Trauma and PTSD: EMDR can help individuals heal from traumatic experiences and alleviate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

  • Anxiety and Phobias: EMDR can provide relief from anxiety-related challenges and phobias by addressing the underlying causes.

  • Depression: EMDR can aid in resolving past traumas and negative beliefs, leading to relief from depressive symptoms.

  • Performance Enhancement: EMDR can assist in removing mental blocks and improving performance in sports, academics, and career pursuits.

What to Expect in an EMDR Therapy Session?

During an EMDR Therapy session, our therapists will typically guide you through the eight phases of the therapy process. These phases involve history-taking, identifying target memories, processing them using bilateral stimulation, and establishing positive self-beliefs. The number of sessions required varies depending on individual needs, with some clients experiencing significant improvement in a relatively short time.

Experience EMDR Therapy at Revive Counselling in Maple Ridge

Our trained EMDR therapists are committed to providing you with a safe and compassionate environment to explore healing and growth. We're honoured to walk alongside you on this transformative journey, helping you unlock your resilience and discover newfound emotional well-being. 

Are you ready to get started or find out more information? Call 604.454.4516 or email to find out more information or to book an appointment virtually or in person at our Maple Ridge counselling office.

EMDR is an evidence-based therapy that facilitates healing from traumatic experiences, distressing memories, and various emotional challenges. Our experienced team of therapists provide a safe and supportive space to experience this therapy in our Maple Ridge counselling office. 


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