What is EMDR Therapy?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy is an effective type of psychotherapy that has helped people recover from trauma of all types. It is extensively researched and is also very helpful in treating issues like anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and different types of phobias.
How is it different?
EMDR does not rely on clients completing homework between sessions, or talking about distressing memories in detail. The goal is to help the brain reprocess problematic content so that clients can move on. Memories of distressing issues will remain, but clients no longer need to experience “fight, flight or freeze” responses that can overwhelm and keep people stuck.
EMDR is a type of psychotherapy that should only be offered after proper training. Lisa has had advanced training in EMDR and extensive experience in providing this mental health intervention.
EMDR and Virtual Practice
Despite the pandemic, therapists are able to offer safe and effective treatment using EMDR on line.
Mindfulness mediatation offers many benefits including better mental and physical health.
Clinical trials support mindfulness meditation ‘s effectiveness for stress, anxiety, pain, depression, insomnia and more.
Scientists find mindfulness actually promotes changes in brain structure and function, which can transform how we relate to events and experiences.
Mindfulness can help to:
Boost working memory
Promote more flexible thinking
Decrease stress and anxiety
Help with depression
Address high blood pressure
Reduce the physical impact of stress
I trained extensively with the University of Toronto in mindfulness and meditation. There are many different ways to practice mindfulness, let’s explore what works for you.