Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a type of therapy that is helpful in reducing symptoms resulting from distressing life experiences. Often times individuals experience blocks due to past life experiences, which prevent them from living a fulfilling life. EMDR helps to flush out those blocks, so that you can become free. EMDR was initially designed to treat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Many studies have found this to be an effective treatment for PTSD. However, EMDR may be useful for individuals who do not meet diagnostic criteria for PTSD. EMDR can also be helpful with anxiety, depression, phobias, developmental trauma, complex PTSD, etc.
Resourcing is the initial part of EMDR that focuses on building a client's internal and external strengths and supports. Some clinicians believe that the resourcing part of EMDR is as important, if not more important than the reprocessing of trauma. Once your strengths and resources have been increased, many people have an easier time processing through distressing or traumatic material.
Natalie is also trained in Attachment-Focused EMDR. Attachment-Focused EMDR is especially helpful for those who have experienced wounding within interpersonal relationships. Such individuals may struggle in relationships with a lack of trust, clinging to others, or avoidance in intimate relationships. In Attachment-Focused EMDR, attachment resources are strengthened, which also aid in the processing of difficult life experiences that continue to cause problems today.
If you are interested in whether EMDR is a good fit for you, you can contact Natalie at 410-591-6985 or through her appointments page.