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  • Writer's pictureRose Faquir

Healing from Trauma through EMDR

People often asked about the modality I used in counselling. I am trained in various counselling modalities, including psychodynamic, choice theory and cognitive behavioural therapy.

One modality I used to work with people who suffered from traumatic experience(s) is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). EMDR is psychotherapy designed to treat people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that result from disturbing and traumatic experiences .

Healing of traumatic memory is as important as the healing of physical health. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the foreign object is removed, the wound began to heal. EMDR therapy shows that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system in the brain is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of the traumatic experience, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR does not remove the memory, but it brings healing to the experience(s).

A combination of EMDR and talk therapy, guided with a strong and healthy therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor, often brings healing to the wounded soul.

This video explains how EMDR works.

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