The first step in transitioning to healthier experiences is to find a way of coping with the past. The Miami Hypnosis and Therapy team has found that Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy sessions can be used as an effective technique for this transformational process. Clients who have undergone these sessions are often pleased by their newfound sense of control over themselves, others, and even memories!

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How EMDR Can Help With PTSD

Trauma often binds people to the past, making it difficult for most to seek help from professionals in fear of judgment. This is what makes past events linger on long after they've happened. But this doesn't need to be your story.

A 2012 study with patients found that EMDR therapy sessions are effective for those diagnosed with PTSD and 77% of the participants reported significant improvement when EMDR was used.

If you're looking for guidance on this transformative process, book an appointment for EMDR therapy in Miami! Our EMDR trained therapist will be able to help you rewire your thought patterns and find a more positive mindset, all in a safe space.

8 Phases of an EMDR Therapy Session

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Phase 1 (Planning): This includes talking about your history as well as any present symptoms that may need to be addressed, which helps the therapist devise an appropriate plan for you.

Phase 2 (Preparation): It covers discussions about any potential discomfort that may occur during the EMDR therapy session in Miami.

Phase 3 (Assessment): This is the stage when you’re visualizing an image that best represents the event. This phase might trigger a lot of mixed emotions, which is understandable when recalling memories in a therapy session.

Phase 4 to 7 (Desensitization until Closure): This is where your EMDR trained therapist will divert your attention by directing your eyes in a certain rhythm, through a moving hand or electronic device that bounces back the lights in opposite directions.

Phase 8 (Reevaluation): It aims to gather all of your information and discoveries from this session so that any adjustments needed can be made for improvement over time.

Ready to Experience EMDR Therapy?

Our primary practitioner, Anna Marchenko, is a Licensed Medical Health Counselor (LMHC) who serves the communities of Miami, FL with specialized, integrative, and effective psychotherapy services. She graduated from New York University and holds double master’s degrees.

Interested in experiencing EMDR therapy sessions firsthand?

Explore your past and heal in the present with EMDR therapy at Miami Hypnosis and Therapy.

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