EMDR | Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
This technique is fantastic when working with someone suffering with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and works well for some Anxieties, Phobias, Panic Attacks, Trauma and Flashbacks. You could think of these as unpleasant memories and feelings that are stored just below the surface and that they pop up into your conscious mind unasked for and cause distress.
All levels of anxiety are appropriate at some time. Problems occur when the wrong level of anxiety occurs at the wrong time in a habitual way.
How does it work?
EMDR is a technique that helps your subconscious mind store unpleasant memories and feelings more appropriately and disassociates any feelings attached to traumatic memories. The technique does not use hypnosis so you will not be putting yourself into any unknown situations. After talking about what we will be doing I will ask you to follow my fingers with your eyes as I move them from side to side.
Disassociation is a natural way of protecting us from feelings that become overpowering. In other words, you will be able to think about those memories or see those triggers without feeling fear.
The Best Bit!
When dealing with feelings attached to a traumatic event there is no requirement to trawl through or even discuss the event. The way I use the technique you will give the event/memory/feelings a name and bring them to mind but you will not have to talk about it with me. We just need to be sure your subconscious recognises what is being worked on.
How Much, How Long and How Many Sessions?
I usually complete in one session with a follow-up, aftercare session, just in case anything else has surfaced.
The total cost is £240 which includes both sessions. The first session could take between one and two hours and the follow-up session up to an hour.
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Firstly, you opened my eyes to the world of food, something that many people have tried to do but it was never possible. You helped me understand the roots of my fear and immediately helped me get rid of it; I can’t believe how quickly you were able to get rid of all my anxiety revolved around food which I have had for my whole life and never thought would go away. I am now able to eat with friends, try new things, have my first Christmas dinner and so much more. You had so much understanding with something many people have not understood about me and I will never forget when I put that strawberry in my mouth for the first time, when I was in your office, and my whole mouth just tingled with excitement.
Not only did you help me with food but you helped me with my anxiety and depression like nothing else I have tried, I had one session with you and my anxiety levels were lower than they have ever been. You gave me the confidence and strength to be able to face my anxieties and to live my life freely and happily like I haven’t done in a long time. You also helped me address previous traumas that I had experienced and showed me how to love myself and help me know my own self-worth like I have never had before. You helped me feel comfortable in my own skin and gave me the confidence to not let people take advantage of me. You have even helped me with my sleep and pain in my legs, and so much more.
I honestly could write pages and pages about how thankful I am to have had you in my life, and you will be someone I will remember and talk about forever. Thank you Sally for changing my life and opening my eyes to a whole new world filled with positivity and happiness, you truly are the most incredible person I have ever met and I will never forget the things you taught me. Thank you.
Disclaimer - Please note results may vary.
Appointments are usually at my consultation room in Cranleigh which is up two flights of stairs. Home visits within 12 miles of Cranleigh may be possible.