EMDR therapy at home

Here is an EMDR therapy session self administered. It is a long uninterrupted exercise that individuals and therapists can use with meditation music, thus it is essentially EMDR therapy at home.

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a fairly new, nontraditional type of psychotherapy. It’s growing in popularity, particularly for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD often occurs after experiences such as military combat, physical assault, rape, or car accidents.

Although research continues, EMDR therapy at home remains controversial among some health care professionals. So use it lightly. Although many people have reported great effects from it on the other hand. It is a tool that has helped people face and deal with painful issues and we find it helps improve anxiety and stress at the center. So let’s not throw the baby out out with the bathwater. Anything that helps someone advance and grow is a good thing, and is always better than no-thing!

At first glance, EMDR appears to approach psychological issues in an unusual way. It does not rely on talk therapy or medications. Instead, EMDR uses a patient’s own rapid, rhythmic eye movements. These eye movements dampen the power of emotionally charged memories of past traumatic events.

So as requested a longer 25 minute uninterrupted version of the EMDR therapy at home session that is self administered. Also known as a lateral eye movement exercise. Non traditional therapy by nature it is used for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as anxiety. It can assist in helping you out of survival mind or lizard brain and is best used with a trained therapist, although everyone is different. Always consult your doctor before tying out something new and read our disclaimers carefully. https://markllockwood.com/about-the-company/health-disclaimers/

We find that EMDR therapy are comes to us in many forms. A long walk through a lush forest, looking back and forth at the trees and the leaves can act as a type of EMDR therapy. Now you can see why it is viewed as so controversial. So any kind of lateral eye movement is known to help people therapeutically. When we dream we are basically doing EMDR while we sleep. So there must be some relevance to its use.

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories (Shapiro, 1989a, 1989b). Shapiro’s (2001) Adaptive Information Processing model posits that EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experience to bring these to an adaptive resolution. After successful treatment with EMDR therapy, affective distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological arousal is reduced. During EMDR therapy the client attends to emotionally disturbing material in brief sequential doses while simultaneously focusing on an external stimulus.

Therapist directed lateral eye movements are the most commonly used external stimulus but a variety of other stimuli including hand-tapping and audio stimulation are often used (Shapiro, 1991). Shapiro (1995, 2001) hypothesizes that EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing of the traumatic memory network, so that information processing is enhanced, with new associations forged between the traumatic memory and more adaptive memories or information. These new associations are thought to result in complete information processing, new learning, elimination of emotional distress, and development of cognitive insights. EMDR therapy uses a three pronged protocol: (1) the past events that have laid the groundwork for dysfunction are processed, forging new associative links with adaptive information; (2) the current circumstances that elicit distress are targeted, and internal and external triggers are de-sensitized; (3) imaginal templates of future events are incorporated, to assist the client in acquiring the skills needed for adaptive functioning.

EMDR therapy at home has eight phases of treatment:

  • History taking
  • Client preparation
  • Assessment
  • Desensitization
  • Installation
  • Body scan
  • Closure
  • Reevaluation of treatment effect

During EMDR, the person being treated focuses on a disruptive memory and identifies the belief they hold about themselves. If it is connected to a negative memory the technique teaches the person to change their view of themselves by learning to associate it with a positive belief instead.

For more information on EMDR therapy at home contact Center for Healing and Life Transformation. We can help with depression, trauma and more and have an amazing 6 week course designed with many exercises like this daily that you can use to heal your life.

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Published by Mark L Lockwood

Mark L Lockwood (BA)(Hons)(psy) teaches spiritual transformation and is the founder of Contemplative Intelligence. Author of The Power of Contemplative Intelligence, Autotherapy and Recovery Magic. Our work is about the science of finding your spiritual self.

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