WHAT IS EMDR?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)

 

is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that is the result of disturbing life experiences and trauma such as narcissistic abuse and childhood trauma.

It is now widely recognised as one of the best treatments for processing trauma, PTSD & Complex PTSD which many people who have past trauma such as being in a narcissistic relationship will have. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal and years of talking therapy. There is a lot of research now that says that talking therapy can actually keep a person stuck in a trauma cycle because constantly talking about it, keeps triggering the person bringing up all the somatic feelings in the body.

EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.

When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes.

Memories of traumatic events and experiences can sometimes get stuck in the body called somatic memory and this can lead to physical and emotional reactions which are where the debilitating effects of PTSD and C-PTSD come in.

The brain hasn’t time-stamped the event into the past so every trigger that happens brings about an emotional and physical response in the present because the brain perceives imminent danger and the nervous system reacts with fight/flight or freeze to protect oneself.

However, you are not in any danger now and are safe but the memory has got stuck in the body causing the same reactions as if you were right back in the event. This is when illness and disease can occur as the body is producing cortisol and can lead to illnesses such as autoimmune disorders such as fibromyalgia, migraines, adrenal fatigue, gut issues, thyroid problems etc.

 

Once the memory has been unstuck and now an adult adaptive response can be made, the brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health.

If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing can resume.

I have also been trained in a technique called The Flash Technique which allows the processing to start by allowing the traumatic event to get processed without actually thinking about the event.

This is great for those people who are worried about going back into their past and opening a Pandora’s box, worried that they won’t be able to cope.

I am one of only 1600 people worldwide to hold a certification in The Flash technique. EMDR Flash works by the client focusing on a positive engaging focus whilst processing to long term memory in the hippocampus, therefore bypassing the amygdala, the fear centre, and not feeling the intense emotion of the trauma and activating the nervous system whilst the memory is desensitised.

I have heard many clients say

“that is like magic” and “I can’t believe I can now think of this without feeling any intense emotion”.

EMDR is endorsed by the World Health Organisation and NICE.

EMDR and EMDR Flash can work in processing the following:

  • Childhood trauma and abuse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Narcissistic Abuse
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Addiction
  • And more…

Enquire About EMDR Sessions

If you would like more information about how I can help your healing transformation, please contact me via my enquiry form on the link below:

Now is the time to reCLAIM Your TRUE SELF and live the life you were destined to live...

Brain Spotting

What would it feel like to experience or remember a traumatic event such as the abuse you endured from a narcissist but to no longer be ruled by the emotion of it?

EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITISATION AND REPROCESSING (EMDR)

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that is the result of disturbing life experiences and trauma such as narcissistic abuse and childhood trauma.

INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS THERAPY

Internal Family Systems is a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy. The mind is naturally multiple and our inner parts contain valuable qualities and our core True Self knows how to heal, allowing us to become integrated and whole. In IFS all parts are welcome. The parts that you may perceive as negative in your life, actually have a driving force to try and protect you.

TRAUMA INFORMED COACHING

Trauma informed coaching happens when the coach understands what trauma is, how it presents in the coaching room, and how to respond. All this, within established coaching boundaries and contracts. As an ICF Accredited Trauma Informed Coach, this means that I am able to hold space for you in an informed way to understand your trauma and help you move out of the lopping story you may keep telling yourself keeping you stuck.

Rapid transformational therapy (RTT)

Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) is a hybrid powerhouse combination of alternative therapies such as hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, neuroscience linguistic programming and cognitive behavioural therapy which allow you to very rapidly identify deeply embedded blocks and beliefs that stand in the way of living the life you truly want and absolutely 100% deserve.

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

Positive psychology is a science of positive aspects of human life, such as happinesswell-being, and flourishing. It can be summarised in the words of its founder, Martin Seligman, as the:

‘scientific study of optimal human functioning [that] aims to discover and promote the factors that allow individuals and communities to thrive’.

The #1 Trauma-Informed 12 Step Deep Healing Cognitive & Somatic Therapy & Coaching System

PLUS An Integrated Safe & Supportive Membership Community With Lifetime Access For One Low-Cost Price.

Healing Codependency Online Course

Are You forever not feeling good enough and have a complete lack of self-love? Then this Healing Codependency Course takes you through healing that 'hole in your soul' so you finally stop looking externally for approval and validation and finally start. to believe in yourself.

FREE Facebook Support Group HEAL THE TRAUMA

I am obsessed with helping people understand that trauma of narcissistic abuse can leave you broken BUT you can come back and have POST TRAUMATIC GROWTH and live an even better, more connected life BECAUSE of the trauma of narcissistic abuse.

Narcissistic Trauma Recovery Programme

The #1 Trauma-Informed 12 Step Deep Healing Cognitive & Somatic Therapy & Coaching System

PLUS

An Integrated Safe & Supportive Membership Community With Lifetime Access For One Low-Cost Price