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EMDR: A Healing Therapy for Trauma Survivors 

What is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy? 

Do you wonder how a therapy with such a complex name could help you heal from traumatic experiences?  

You’re not alone when it comes to these questions. Many trauma survivors have the same concerns when it comes to starting a therapeutic journey with EMDR. However, this powerful therapy technique has been helping countless individuals successfully process their traumas and lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. 

Trauma is Universal 

Trauma is a shared human experience with significant lasting and potentially emotionally painful effects. It’s completely normal to seek professional help to overcome the debilitating effects that trauma can cause. Using EMDR as part of your therapeutic journey is a step in the right direction.  

EMDR is a well-researched and clinically-proven method designed specifically to help people cope with and recover from traumatic experiences. 

The Transformational Benefits of EMDR 

So, how does EMDR bring about healing for trauma survivors? In EMDR therapy, the therapist guides you to recall distressing events while generating a type of back-and-forth, rhythmic, left-right stimulation. This can be through eye movements, hand tapping, or audio stimulation. This process helps you reprocess traumatic memories, reducing their emotional impact. Over time, this method aids in desensitizing your reactions to traumatic triggers and reorienting your emotional and cognitive responses towards more positive, adaptive beliefs. 

At Love This Therapy, we are a team of effective, well-trained and compassionate counsellors. EMDR can guide us from feeling broken, to recognizing that being broken is the first step on the journey to allowing our vulnerability, courage, insight and connection to move us into our wholeness and health.  

We offer the gold-standard in EMDR counselling services to adults, seniors, teens and children who may have a history of trauma. 

A Ray of Light Through EMDR  

Engaging in therapy, especially EMDR, is a beacon of hope for all those battling traumas. EMDR is not a magic cure, but it does provide a structure and process to help you navigate through your past experiences. With consistent sessions, it has the potential to significantly lessen your distress and improve your overall well-being. The therapeutic journey offers a safe space to heal and recover at your own pace, fostering a sense of control and resilience that is often lost in the aftermath of trauma. 

Why EMDR? 

Are you hesitant about starting EMDR? Perhaps you’re concerned about reliving painful memories or are unsure about its efficacy? These concerns are entirely valid. It’s important to discuss them openly with a mental health professional who can provide accurate information about EMDR. Although EMDR does involve recalling distressing events, it’s done in a structured, secure environment under the supervision of a trained counsellor. Numerous studies back the positive outcomes of EMDR, making it a preferred choice for trauma treatment. 

Healing from trauma is an overwhelming journey, but with therapeutic interventions like EMDR, there’s always hope for becoming whole and reclaiming control over your life. Every step towards therapy is a stride towards a brighter, healthier future. 

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There’s no shame in asking for help. Take the first step towards healing today. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free Discovery Call, we are available by phone or email at 604-229-4887 or We are here for you. 

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