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“Trauma creates change you don’t choose. Healing is about creating change you do choose.” –Michelle Rosenthal

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Find Your Path to Healing with EMDR Therapy

Experience the Benefits of EMDR Therapy in Tomball Texas

Heal From Trauma in Just Eight Phases

EMDR treatment involves 8 phases:

  1. History taking: Gathering information about the client's background, trauma history, and current symptoms.

  2. Preparation: Providing education about trauma and EMDR, establishing trust, and teaching coping skills.

  3. Assessment: Identifying the specific traumatic memories or targets to be processed.

  4. Desensitization: Utilizing bilateral stimulation (eye movements, taps, or sounds) while focusing on the traumatic memory, allowing reprocessing and resolution of distressing emotions.

  5. Installation: Strengthening positive beliefs and emotions related to the traumatic memory to promote healing.

  6. Body scan: Assessing for any residual tension or distress in the body and targeting it for processing.

  7. Closure: Ensuring stability and emotional containment at the end of each session and providing grounding techniques.

  8. Reevaluation: Reviewing progress and determining if additional targets need to be processed.

Evidence-Based Treatment for Trauma

Treatment through EMDR has been shown to be effective through its 8 phase approach. According to the Guidelines for the Management of Conditions Specifically Related to Stress by the Author in Geneva, Switzerland, trauma-focused CBT and EMDR are recommended psychotherapies for individuals with PTSD, regardless of age.


The AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION (2004) Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Stress Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, published in Arlington, VA by the American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines, recognizes EMDR therapy as an effective treatment for trauma.

 

44 randomized controlled studies have evaluated the efficacy of EMDR therapy in trauma treatment, further supporting its effectiveness.

Touching the Surface

Contact us today to experience the benefits of EMDR therapy.

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