Is EMDR Talk Therapy?
EMDR is not a talk therapy. While we will talk to better understand your concerns, we will be working to identify the life experiences that contribute to your present discomfort. My focus is to better understand how your brain’s memory system works. Each brain is different and handles memories differently. Real change comes not just from talking about experiences but in reliving the experiences in the present in such a way that they can be reprocessed by the brain.
The reprocessing does not require detailed descriptions of troubling events. In EMDR reprocessing, your brain does the work. Using the detailed protocols and procedures obtained in extensive EMDR training, the therapist’s role is to guide the process and to facilitate the client’s ability to activate their own natural healing processes.