As shown by extensive scientific research studies, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is the most effective and rapid method for reprocessing traumatic and stressful memories that generated negative beliefs about ourselves and are still a source of distress. EMDR is also used to strengthen our resources and enhance our performances at work or in sports.
I trained in EMDR with Dr. Isabel Fernandez, an internationally acclaimed EMDR specialist and trainer, who is currently the President of the EMDR Europe Association.
Why is the past still affecting me?
Psychological issues are the result of traumatic or stressful experiences not adequately processed, that get triggered by present situations and make us feel blocked or relive the same negative intense feelings we experienced in the past. The root of emotional distress is the way past experiences are stored in our brain.
The good news is that emotional well-being is not only achieved through positive life events but also well-reprocessed negative experiences that can make us
Towards emotional wellbeing
EMDR therapy identifies the past events responsible for generating and maintaining the current problem. EMDR works on all the aspects in which a memory is stored in our brains (images, beliefs, emotions, body sensations). This allow the client to reprocess an emotionally disturbing event, eliminating the stress surrounding that event.
How does EMDR work?
EMDR therapy uses bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement, or tactile stimulation, which activates the opposite sides of the brain releasing emotional experiences that are “trapped” in the nervous system. Generally, EMDR can process long-standing issues very quickly compared to standard ‘talking therapies’.