What is EMDR?
EMDR is short for Eye Movement Desensitation Reprocessing. A trained professional uses tones, eye movement or tapping to stimulate the clients left brain and right brain to re-process information, reformulate negative beliefs, create new associations and new insights about self. In short, it is a powerful tool used today by specific trained professionals to help in reprocessing childhood trauma and other psychological distresses. EMDR can be used also to reduce a person's reactivity to urges and triggers with anxiety, compulsive behaviors and addictions. EMDR is usually done in individual sessions. For more information, please visit www.emdria.com.
What is Hypnotherapy?Hypnosis is a state of inner absorption, concentration and focused attention. With the help of a trained therapist, a person relaxes while their thoughts become more focused and attentive. Trained professionals use hypnotherapy in three main ways. First, to encourage the use of imagination. Mental imagery is very powerful, especially in a focused state of attention. The mind seems capable of using imagery, even if it is only symbolic, to assist in bringing out the things that we are imagining. A second hypnotherapy method is to present ideas or suggestions. If they are compatible with what the client wants, in the hypnotic state, this can have a powerful impact on the mind. Finally, hypnotherapy may be used for unconscious exploration, to better understand underlying motivations or identify whether past events and experiences are associated with causing the problem. Hypnotherapy allows the person to bypass the conscious mind and any blocks that may exist.