Evidence-Based EMDR Psychotherapy Treatment in Sydney
If you’re seeking psychotherapy treatment from a qualified and experienced professional in Sydney, Stephen Jacobs’ EMDR Therapy in Concord and Surry Hills NSW may be the perfect solution.
For those who haven’t heard of EMDR psychotherapy before, it stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation & Processing. It’s a powerful form of psychotherapy that can help people overcome past trauma or challenging events from their past, which are still impacting their day-to-day life today.
Stephen Jacobs is a fully certified and highly experienced psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in Sydney, who specialises in evidence-based EMDR therapy for people experiencing trauma-related conditions. Stephen is available for consultations on Mondays and Tuesdays in Concord, as well as Thursdays and Fridays in Surry Hills (you can also book a TeleHealth consultation any day of the week).
If you’re not sure whether EMDR psychotherapy is the right avenue for you, Stephen is also available for an initial 20-minute consultation free of charge, to discuss your individual circumstances and how EMDR psychotherapy in Sydney might help. Click here to book a call.
To learn more about how EMDR works and the benefits it provides, view this helpful clip from the EMDR International Association
Can EMDR psychotherapy help improve my overall quality of life?
Many people undergo traumatic events in their lives, whether it’s in early childhood, adolescence, adulthood or all of the above – it’s an unfortunate fact of life. And yet, healthy integration processes like EMDR psychotherapy can convert these negative experiences into learning curves, and help you make better decisions in the future.
Without properly processing and integrating these challenging past experiences in a healthy way, however, they remain “emotional baggage” which continue to interfere with our lives unimpeded. There are numerous direct symptoms of this baggage – most commonly anxiety disorders, mood disorders, pain/chronic pain and substance abuse.
It’s worth noting that EMDR psychotherapy differs greatly from talk therapy –the process can be quite efficient, with just four to five sessions sufficient in simpler cases. EMDR is a precise form of treatment that directly addresses your unhealthy memories associated with trauma or challenging experiences, stimulating the brain to re-engage the processes required to convert this past trauma into healthy integrated memories.
How does our EMDR psychotherapy work?
When a person undergoes trauma, this triggers a built-in “fight or flight” response to any perceived danger. Trauma can overburden the brain and prevent it from making immediate sense of the event, which blocks our ability to process the information. This results in a fragmented memory which continuously re-emerges in the present.
The consequence, of course, is that these negative images, sensations, thoughts and emotions have the effect of being “locked in the present”. EMDR psychotherapy in Sydney may help in guiding the natural process of shifting these incorrectly stored traumatic memories and decrease all the negative mental and emotional side-effects that come with them.
EMDR International Association
The EMDR International Association provides evidence-based research for various presentations including:
• Trauma • Childhood Trauma • Disturbing Memories • Anxiety • Panic Attacks • Phobias • Peak Performance
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