What is and how EMDR Therapy works?

EMDR therapy in Toronto, Canada is an integrative psychological approach.

It is endorsed by the World Health Organization and international guidelines for the treatment of trauma.

Therapy consists in a general way in which the patient, always guided by the EMDR Therapists in Toronto, Canada restructures the information stored in a dysfunctional way that is in his memory causing a change first at an emotional level and then gives way to the cognitive change.

This leads to a new perception of the traumatic incident without previous emotions that affect the person emotionally and cause emotional distress or symptoms associated with the anxious or depressive sphere.

What is it that a client/patient can expect to happen in a session with EMDR?

After the installation of resources and tools of emotional self-regulation that Trauma Therapists in Toronto, Canada must teach patients, in session, the person's neural network is accessed through a memory, image or body sensation among others.

This leads to the appearance of images, emotions, bodily sensations, thoughts or beliefs that may have to do with the incident to work or not, but that somehow your brain associates it with the fact in question, throughout the session the traumatic incident is reprocessed. In other words, it is adaptively integrated into the patient's explicit memory.

For what type of conflicts or disorders is EMDR useful?

There are multiple disorders such as panic crisis, phobias in general, duels, PTSD, fears, recurrent nightmares, blockages of work or sports performance, sexual abuse, also working with more serious disorders such as bipolar affective disorder to emotional regulation and other personality disorders.

Does the EMDR treatment require any complementary treatment or is it effective in itself?

EMDR therapy in Toronto, Canada does not require any complementary treatment and is not contraindicated in case of prior or joint pharmacological treatment.

That is psychopharmacological therapy. It should be considered that in the WHO guidelines for the treatment of trauma, EMDR is first-line treatment over benzodiazepines.

Approximately how many sessions does an EMDR treatment last?

It will depend on how many traumatic events the person has in his life cycle, but for example, a unique event “an outrage”, “assault”, “abuse” can be reprocessed in 2 to 3 sessions.

Many times due to ignorance, EMDR is confused with alternative therapies. Although indeed, the results are usually quick and often surprising for patients themselves, whether, during session or post-session, EMDR trauma reprocessing therapy is not magic, it is science.




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