I'm glad that tip was helpful. I'd love to hear about a time when you use this over the coming weeks. Pop back here to share when you can!
Why 'intensive' EMDR
1. Intensive EMDR can provide faster relief. Research shows (e.g. (Woudenberg et al, 2018; Lobenstein et al, 2013) that the intensive format is just as effective, if not more so, than the traditional model of weekly sessions.
2. During processing we carefully try to clean up the old trauma wounds so that they can heal, but this can cause people to feel stirred up after a session. With sessions at daily rather than weekly intervals you will not be left holding these feelings on your own for long periods.
3. When you are clearing your diary for the 5 days you will be preparing yourself mentally and practically to focus on yourself for this week which is the best way to prepare the ground.
Who am I?
I am an HCPC-Clinical Psychologist specialising in trauma. I help women who have suffered from both small 't' and big 'T' traumas move from shame, fear and low self-esteem to centred, confident and empowered so that they can move on in life with their hopes and dreams.
I am an Accredited EMDR-Europe Practitioner, working towards EMDR-Consultancy.
"I have found the EMDR sessions life changing. I was really stuck on a traumatic event from my past but with Claire’s support and guidance we have worked through this. I am far more resilient, I am managing my own anxieties and no longer fear my past experiences." (CPTSD and NEAD, Jan 2021)