Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR Therapy) utilizes the natural healing ability of your body.
After a thorough assessment and development of a treatment plan, you will be asked specific questions about a particular disturbing memory. Eye movements, similar to those during REM sleep, will be recreated simply by asking you to watch the therapist's finger moving backwards and forwards across your visual field. Sometimes, a bar of moving lights or headphones is used instead.
The eye movements will last for a short while and then stop. You will then be asked to report back on the experiences you have had during each of these sets of eye movements.
Experiences during a session may include changes in thoughts, images and feelings. With repeated sets of eye movements, the memory tends to change in such a way that it loses its painful intensity and simply becomes a neutral memory of an event in the past. Other associated memories may also heal at the same time. This linking of related memories can lead to a dramatic and rapid improvement in many aspects of your life.
Medicare rebates available for some services. Discuss options with Tania to discover the best plan to meet your needs.
We can offer direct input into the development of your care plan and personalised therapeutic treatment. Please contact us if you would like an initial conversation to see how we can help.