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Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

What if you no longer felt stuck, burdened by painful life experiences? 


EMDR can help

EMDR is an effective therapy for trauma, PTSD & other disturbing experiences

WENDY THOMPSON

BA BSW MSW RSW

Certified EMDR Therapist based in Calgary, AB

 

Helping you heal 

WHAT IS EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing

EMDR is a therapy that changes the way traumatic material is stored. One way people process disturbing events is through rapid eye movement (REM) when they sleep. EMDR uses the these eye movements during a conscious state. The material loses its emotional charge and is stored in a more adaptive way

EMDR IS EFFECTIVE FOR: 

TRAUMA

INSOMNIA

PTSD

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

PANIC ATTACKS

GRIEF

DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS

DISTURBING MEMORIES

PHOBIAS

PERFORMANCE ANXIETY

ADDICTION

SEXUAL AND/OR PHYSICAL ABUSE

EFFECTS OF TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCES:

  • Recurrent, distressing memories

  • Reliving the traumatic event

  • Avoiding thinking or talking about an event & places, people that remind you of it

  • Negative thoughts about yourself like feeling depressed and having anxiety

  • Being “stuck” and feeling emotionally numb

  • Insomnia & headaches

  • Feeling on guard or easily startled

  • Self destructive behaviour like drinking too much

SIGNS OF PTSD

Symptoms of trauma

Only a licensed mental health professional can assess, diagnosis & treat post-traumatic stress. But there are some behaviours that are signs of PTSD. If you have been traumatized you may have experienced repeated & disturbing memories, thoughts & images of a specific experience.

CONTACT ME

(587) 806-4860 Text or Call

Suite 300, 4838 Richard Road SW, Calgary, AB, T3E 6L1

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