I am EMDR trained and have training in the use of psychodrama.
What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from different treatment approaches.
How does EMDR work?
EMDR therapy is an integrative psychotherapy and uses a technique called bilateral stimulation to repeatedly activate opposite sides of the brain. Therapists often use eye movements to facilitate the bilateral stimulation. These eye movements mimic the period of sleep referred to as rapid eye movement or REM sleep, and this portion of sleep is frequently considered to be the time when the mind processes the recent events in the person’s life.
EMDR seems to help the brain reprocess the trapped memories is such a way that normal information processing is resumed. Therapists often use EMDR to help clients uncover and process beliefs that developed as the result relational traumas or childhood abuse and/or neglect. For a more detailed explanation please visit EMDR Institute, Inc.
What is psychodrama?
Psychodrama is a form of experiential therapy, meaning it involves movement, tools, and activities to process emotions, trauma, and experiences. It can help strengthen the connection between logical and emotional processing. Through the embodiment of emotions, reenacting challenging situations, or physical representations of struggles, resolution and solutions become apparent.
Contact me today so we can schedule an appointment to see if EMDR or psychodrama might help you release what no longer serves you.