EMDR Therapy

About EMDR Therapy

What is EMDR?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a therapeutic technique that allows people to heal from past experiences that have caused emotional distress. Often, emotional blocks and self-sabotaging behaviors are the result of long-held negative beliefs adopted in childhood. These beliefs are powerfully embedded in the unconscious mind and often wreak havoc on people’s attempts at making meaningful chance in their lives. 

What is the benefit of working with EMDR?

From the time we are born, we are taught to accept ourselves as limited beings – selling ourselves short, doubting our intuition, and giving away our power. The experiences of our past often teach us to defend ourselves against taking risks or being hurt. The result is that we often feel “stuck” in situations that create feelings of fragmentation, internal conflict, disconnection, fear, and stagnation. We often spend years trying to create new patterns of thinking and more productive habits, but something always seems to pull us back to our old ways. EMDR is a powerful technique that heals the brain from these toxic thought patterns and create new belief systems based on self-love and confidence.

Is EMDR effective?

Numerous studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of EMDR in helping people overcome their deepest emotional wounds. In therapy, EMDR is a powerful way to relieve painful memories of trauma, including symptoms of PTSD. In coaching, EMDR is amazingly effective at helping people quickly let go of limiting beliefs, strengthen confidence, and improve performance. 

How is EMDR used in coaching different than EMDR used in therapy?

In psychotherapy, EMDR is primarily used to process trauma memories with the goal of eliminating the negative beliefs and bodily sensations that accompany those memories.

In coaching, I use a powerful combination of coaching techniques, mindfulness training, and EMDR processing to ensure you have the best outcomes. This approach is not focused on past trauma, but rather on moving you forward with your goals. EMDR in coaching is exceptionally effective because it also eliminates the limiting beliefs that have been holding you back. 

Can EMDR be done remotely?

Yes! EMDR can be done in person or remotely via Skype. If you live in the Twin Cities we can arrange to meet in person for any EMDR work we do together. Otherwise, we can easily integrate EMDR into our Skype sessions.

Where can I learn more about EMDR?

Checkout the EMDRIA website for more information about the history and effectiveness of EMDR. 

“Sorrow prepares you for joy…whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.”