I love using EMDR in my practice with my clients and have seen the benefits of EMDR techniques. As a trauma therapist, EMDR has been proven time and time again for its efficacy in treating clients who’ve experienced trauma and attachment-related trauma. I am an Approved Consultant through EMDRIA so I can now work with therapists just learning EMDR and with therapists who are already trained in EMDR but are wanting to further develop their skills.
As an EMDR therapist, I have several hundred EMDR sessions with clients “under my belt” and I use EMDR techniques with many of my clients, even if we don’t go through all 8 phases of EMDR reprocessing, which is the traditional use of EMDR. Bi-lateral stimulation (BLS) can be used to install safety and calmness in a client as well as install resources that the client accesses with his or her mind. BLS also can install good feelings as they happen. It can be used to desensitize a client to outside stimuli such as smells, sounds, and sights and as a precursor to reprocessing. I’ve used BLS to reprocess recent and singular events (called R-TEP) and to help open up blocked channels in the mind that are keeping clients from understanding their negative and positive cognitions. And lastly, future processing by itself, is used to install positive visuals and “movies” which is especially helpful for clients who deal with a lot of anxiety.
If you are a newly trained EMDR therapist, either seeing clients via a masters or doctorate program, or in your own practice and are now needing to complete your mandatory 10 consultation sessions, or are wanting additional training in EMDR (the latter is highly encouraged to help you develop your skills), please reach out to me. I have individual consultation and group consultation available. In my own training, I have almost 10 years of group and individual work with approved EMDRIA consultants and continue to learn and want to share what I’ve learned with you.