• Panic attacks
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD
• Complicated grief
• Eating disorders
• Childhood abuse
• Performance anxiety
• Stress reduction
• Disturbing memories
Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) has a positive effect on how the brain processes information. Following EMDR sessions, we potentially feel better and the trauma feels less intrusive in the present. Clients report that after EMDR session they feel less hijacked by the feelings and the disturbing memories. One can still recall that incident happening, but it feels more distant and less disturbing. A calm can often return after EMDR sessions has been completed. In EMDR, trauma appears to be more easily resolved than the traditional methods and some issues holding us back that we thought would never get resolved or sorted are often resolved in less than 10 sessions with EMDR.
• EMDR has comparable results to that of other trauma treatments such as exposure therapy, but over a shorter timeframe
• Studies have shown that 77-90% of clients with PTSD were able to eliminate their symptoms after 3-7 sessions of EMDR (without homework)
Stephanie’s area of research is in developmental trauma, PTSD, depression and anxiety and counselling. Stephanie has over 20 years of experience as an EMDR practitioner. Stephanie has published and presented internationally in the area of mental health and women’s depression. For more information review Stephanie’s other websites www.solutionfocusedcounselling.com. Stephanie’s interests are in mental health, trauma, couple and family counselling and teaching.