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Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing (EMDR) In Surrey, BC

What Is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a unique, evidence-based counselling technique that, over the last 20 years, has accumulated significant research evidence to suggest it’s highly effective in helping people process and heal from traumatic memories, stressful events and overwhelming life experiences, including PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Sometimes, our minds need a little guidance to fully process these experiences, and that’s where EMDR comes into play.

In EMDR, we use bilateral (left and right) stimulation such as guided eye movements to help your brain process and ‘re-file’ distressing memories, allowing you to see them from a new perspective that’s less emotionally charged, and less overwhelming.

How Does It Work?

During an EMDR session, you’ll be asked to recall a traumatic or distressing memory (and feel its associated emotions and sensations) while your therapist guides your eyes to move back and forth. This simultaneous sensory input encourages your brain to reprocess the memory, reducing its emotional impact over time. Other than eye movements, other forms of bilateral stimulation include auditory tones (a tone in your left ear, alternating right and left ears) and tactile bilateral stimulation ( holding, in your hands, buzzers that offer stimulus in an alternating, left and right pattern).

EMDR outcomes are a bit like reorganizing a cluttered filing cabinet. Once your ‘files’ (or memories) are more organized, they become less distressing and easier to manage. The technique doesn’t erase the memory but helps you remember it without the uncomfortable, intense emotional reaction.

Who Can Benefit From EMDR?

EMDR therapy is a versatile tool. It has been proven effective for those dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, phobias, and other traumatic experiences. However, its benefits are not limited to these areas. If you’re struggling with the emotional aftermath of any distressing life experience, EMDR could be a valuable part of your healing journey.

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Why Choose Us For EMDR Therapy?

Our highly skilled, empathetic therapists are extensively trained in EMDR therapy. They create a welcoming, secure, and compassionate environment to help you navigate the therapy process with comfort and ease. We understand that each person’s experience is unique, and we tailor our approach to meet your individual needs.

We believe that therapy is a collaboration, and your voice matters deeply in this process. Our goal is to empower you, provide support, and guide you towards a healthier perspective on life’s challenges.

What’s The Next Step?

If you’re interested in EMDR therapy, we’re here to answer any further questions you may have. We offer a free initial consultation to help you determine if EMDR therapy is right for you. Together, we’ll map out a course of therapy designed around your unique needs and experiences.

No matter where you are on your journey, we’re here to help. Reach out today and take your first step towards healing with EMDR. Remember, the courage to heal is already within you. Let us help you tap into that strength.

We look forward to accompanying you on your path to healing and growth.

Our clinician Tracy Tillapaugh specializes in EMDR. Please check out her page:

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