Managing the Emotional Brain…

 

How EMDR Counseling Works       Using EMDR Counseling with Anger
EMDR counseling is a type of therapy that we use to help people get past whatever is causing them difficulties, so they can become more present and enjoy life.  Like other psychotherapies, we do talk about what is happening in your life about what-is-working and what-is-not working, we explore practical solutions and we go one step further.  By using EMDR processing to work directly with your ‘limbic’ brain, we let your brain change the way emotional information is stored.  Because new neuro-networks are getting linked-up during the EMDR processing, the mind becomes more open in its ability to find creative solutions to what seemed like unsolveable problems.  In addition, because of reduced anxiety, which is due to the emotional desensitization related to the EMDR processing, life starts to ‘feel’ better.


EMDR Therapist and Distance Counseling


Jordan Shafer, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor, EMDR TherapistJordan Shafer, MS, LPC, EMDR Therapist, Distance Therapy

Using EMDR to help people develop a sense of secure attachment to self and others...


With EMDR counseling, we re-visit unpleasant experiences, and we awaken thoughts, images, body sensations and negative beliefs.  As we do that, we use ‘bilateral stimulation’ (eye-movements, sound or tapping) to let the mind figure out its own way to get resolution with bad feelings, negative thoughts and uncomfortable body sensations.

Everyday,  we see people realize the personal advantages gained from becoming more emotionally mature, more relaxed, as mental clarity increases. In just a few EMDR therapy sessions (which are done after an intake and history gathering) you can begin to realize the following benefits:

Stop feeling overwhelmed
Panic and anxiety attacks stop
Relationships improve
Worry and excessive thinking ends
Depression lifts
Sleep better
Chronic pain eases
Healing from surgeries or physical injuries greatly improves

EMDR Counseling Therapy Blog Posts

Using the Float back and Subsequent Processing

I came up with this flow chart during the last EMDR Therapist training.  I think it is pretty good, so I thought I’d share it.  Of course, I’m open to feedback if there is anything in the processing and/or protocol logic that could be updated. The training exercise...

Using EMDR with Addictions – A.J. Popky – May 13, 14, 2016

AJ Popky Dallas Event on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14, 2016  “Using EMDR with Addictions – The  DeTUR Protocol Workshop“ A.J. Popky developed the DeTUR protocol, which is an EMDR protocol used to manage urges and addictions. He is scheduled to be in Plano,...

The Art of EMDR – Follow up

This is the morning of the 4th day in The Art of EMDR Workshop, and we’ll finish up today. I believe this workshop – the learning and information I am getting from it – is, or will be, an essential part of my development as an EMDR therapist. There has been very...

The Nervous System, Brain and EMDR

Ok, I agree that this picture of the brain and nervous system is a little freaky but really, at the lowest level, that is what’s driving the human experience.  And, that’s what we’re working with when we use EMDR Therapy. In the evening after the 2nd day o...

Types of Client Issues that EMDR Benefits

Eleven part interview by Jordan Shafer, MS, LPC with DaLene Forester, PhD, LMFT, LPCC about EMDR therapy. DaLene is Director and Trainer at the Advanced Education Institute and Jordan is an EMDR Trainer with CompassionWorks.

How EMDR Works

  Interview by Jordan Shafer, MS, LPC with DaLene Forester, PhD, LMFT, LPCC about EMDR therapy.  DaLene is Director and Trainer at the Advanced Education Institute and Jordan is an EMDR Trainer with CompassionWorks.

What Happens in EMDR Therapy

Interview by Jordan Shafer, MS, LPC with DaLene Forester, PhD, LMFT, LPCC about EMDR therapy.  DaLene is Director and Trainer at the Advanced Education Institute and Jordan is an EMDR Trainer with CompassionWorks.

Is EMDR Like Hypnosis?

Interview by Jordan Shafer, MS, LPC with DaLene Forester, PhD, LMFT, LPCC about EMDR therapy.  DaLene is Director and Trainer at the Advanced Education Institute and Jordan is an EMDR Trainer with CompassionWorks.

Various Treatment Issues Such as Car Wrecks, Wars…

  Interview by Jordan Shafer, MS, LPC with DaLene Forester, PhD, LMFT, LPCC about EMDR therapy.  DaLene is Director and Trainer at the Advanced Education Institute and Jordan is an EMDR Trainer with CompassionWorks.