I trained in EMDR with Dr. Isabel Fernandez, an internationally acclaimed EMDR specialist and trainer, who is currently the President of the EMDR Europe Association.
Why is the past still affecting me?
Psychological issues are the result of traumatic or stressful experiences not adequately processed, that get triggered by present situations and make us feel blocked or re-live the same negative intense feelings we experienced in the past. The root of emotional distress is the way past experiences are stored in our brain.
The good news is that emotional well-being is not only achieved through positive life events but also well-reprocessed negative experiences that can make us stronger.
Towards emotional wellbeing
EMDR therapy identifies the past events responsible for generating and maintaining the current problem. EMDR works on all the aspects in which a memory is stored in our brains (images, beliefs, emotions, body sensations). This allow the client to reprocess an emotionally disturbing event, eliminating the stress surrounding that event.
How does EMDR work?
EMDR therapy uses bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement, or tactile stimulation, which activates both sides of the brain and allows to release emotional experiences that are “trapped” in the nervous system. Generally, EMDR can process long-standing issues very quickly compared to standard ‘talking therapies’.
Is EMDR a form of Hypnosis?
No, EMDR is not Hypnosis. During EMDR sessions, clients are always in control of the process, fully awake and aware of what is happening.