Archive for the ‘EMDR Therapy’ Category

Child Counseling – How EMDR Therapy Works for Kids

This video is helpful for parents and their children.  EMDR is generally a rapid

therapy, and it works even more quickly for most children.  I hope you find the

video helpful!

 

To find Certified EMDR Therapists, please visit ComprehensiveTherapyApproach.com

 

Dana Terrell, LCSW, EAC

(I’m a Certified EMDR therapist and member of this website)

EMDR Therapy for Stress, Anxiety or Stress-related Depression in San Francisco

 

First developed and researched by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.  of Palo Alto, CA, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprecessing (EMDR) is a powerful psychotherapy approach that has been researched for 25 years.

More than 400 research reports have been published since 1989.  Eighteen of those are high quality randomized controlled studies.  The research has been so impressive that the World Health Organization now recommends only two treatments for the worst of stress (PTSD):  EMDR and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).

EMDR Therapy has been shown to help people recover from both ordinary stress and extraordinary trauma.

A comprehensive EMDR protocol has even been proven to free people from phantom limb pain after an amputation.  Such pain really adds insult to injury. It is hard enough to have the trauma that caused the amputation, and then the grief over the loss of a body part.  But to have pain in the body part as if it is still there is terribly depressing.  Pain medications and surgery are often recommended and tried, but do not often resolve it.  Apparently the pains are remembered in the brain.  EMDR is good at helping to “digest” and process such memories so than they enter a calm or neutral state.  Researched results: no more pain.

If EMDR can help for a problem this difficult, think about what it can do for you.

San Francisco has highly experienced EMDRIA-Certified EMDR therapists.

Use link below to find them on the San Francisco page.  Click on therapists name or photo to move toward wellness:

EMDR Therapy for Stress, Anxiety, Depression or PTSD

in San Francisco

EMDR Therapy for Stress, Anxiety or PTSD in Hillcrest

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprecessing) is a powerful therapy that has been researched for 25 years.  More than 400 research reports have been published.  Eighteen of those are high quality randomized controlled studies.

EMDR Therapy has been shown to help people recovery from both ordinary stress and extraordinary trauma.

EMDR has even been proven to free people from phantom limb pain after an amputation.  Such pain really adds insult to injury. It is hard enough to have the trauma that caused the amputation, and then the grief over the loss of a body part.  But to have pain in the part as if it is still there is terribly depressing.  Pain medications and surgery often do not resolve it.  Apparently the pains are remembered in the brain.  EMDR is good at helping to “digest” and process such memories so than they enter a calm or neutral state.  No more pain.

If EMDR can help for a problem this intense, think about what it can do for you.

The Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego is fortunate to have several highly experienced and trained EMDR therapists.

Link below choose your EMDR Therapist and get started on getting freed up:

EMDR Therapy for Anxiety, Stress or PTSD in Hillcrest

 

New Hope for Alcoholism, using EMDR-based FSAP Protocol

Dr. Robert Miller has researched a protocol that uses EMDR therapy to focus on a regularly overlooked piece of alcohol addiction. That is the fact that people drink because of the intense positive feeling it gave them once upon a time.  This treatment is called the EMDR Feeling-State Addictions Protocol (FSAP).

Many therapies focus on all the negative consequences of drinking (yes, there are many). Some, such as the 12 Step Programs, help alcoholics replace the addictive behaviors and compulsions with the positive principles of the 12 Steps, and supportive relationships with people in recovery.

12 Step Programs have helped many recover from addiction.  But it is little known that the average person experiences 8 relapses before recovery is solid.

A key reason for that is that trauma is involved in addiction. Addiction helps to drown out the terrible feelings that came from trauma.  To address this, two San Diego EMDR Therapists worked with a Drug Court in Olympia Washington using an “Integrated Trauma Treatment Program” (ITTP) that combined a focus on the trauma integrated with the symptoms of addiction, using “Seeking Safety” as preparation and EMDR as the individual trauma treatment. Most of the drug court participants at that time were meth addicts.  Susan Brown, BCD, LCSW and Sara Gilman, LMFT participated in that research, which showed EMDR was effective in treating the underlying trauma.

As a component of comprehensive treatment, the FSAP protocol can help people overcome the “positive feeling” component of their addiction.  It helps people lose interest in their addiction, and find other ways to gain that positive feeling. Please read more about this break-through treatment for addictions in the article by Susan Brown.

To find EMDR Therapists experienced in treating addictions as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, please visit www.ComprehensiveTherapyApproach.com and check out their list of specialties.