EMDR therapy in Denver

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Decrease emotional trauma with EMDR in Cherry Creek, Denver

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a revolutionary form of psychotherapy that allows the patient to process traumatic experiences into memories. The simple act of volitionally moving our eyes in the horizontal plane activates brain circuits involved in memory formation and encourages limbic areas associated with trauma and fear (the amygdala) to “let go” of that trauma- freeing the patient of reliving those experiences. Once we are free of the experience we can reflect on the memory in a more objective, learning-oriented way rather than responding to cues and triggers with a limbic reflex. 

  • Symptoms addressed: PTSD, trauma, fear, chronic pain 
  • Clinically proven to: reprocess trauma into memories, reduce triggers and cues, and reduce fear and chronic pain. 

Did you know…

that the eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is endorsed by the American Psychiatric Association? This type of therapy has be shown effective for ‘reprocessing’ traumatic events that happened in the past, yet continue to cause negative emotions and subsequent actions today. With EMDR, some clients learn how to identify emotional wounds and the actions they use to medicate them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Could I benefit from eye movement desensitization and reprocessing?

EMDR is not for everyone but is very powerful in the lives of some sex addicts whose negative compulsions stem from past events. If you are struggling with sexual addictions, there could be a relationship between negative actions and a past life experience – whether you are aware of it or not. Contact your sex therapist for more information about EMDR and to find out if it could be right for you.

What should I expect during EMDR sessions?

The average EMDR session lasts up to 90 minutes. During this session, you’ll watch as your therapist quickly moves his or her fingers in various motions close to your face. As you are following your therapist’s fingers with your eyes, you’ll be asked to recall a memory of a past traumatic event and the emotions or pain you felt when it happened. You’ll slowly begin to think of happier thoughts – all the while still following your therapist’s fingers with your eyes.

What types of results can I expect from EMDR?

EMDR is not effective for everyone, but for those who do achieve results, it is not uncommon to experience a reduction in the strong emotions associated with past traumas. Dampened emotions can influence the power of addiction in your life. If you suffer from other symptoms of past traumas, such as panic attacks and eating disorders, EMDR may help with those too.

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