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EMDR THERAPY IN NORTH BAY

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy

Do you have pervasive negative thoughts that talk therapy doesn’t seem to help? What about yucky things that have happened that continue to haunt you? Are you having flashbacks, nightmares or intrusive thoughts that you can’t seem to shake? Are you ready to stop these things from intruding on your life?

EMDR could help.

Our EMDR Services

Forest

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EMDR in Regular Therapy

These sessions done during your 50 minute or 90 minute therapy session, where you will review things in the first few minutes, do EMDR for part of the session, and then debrief it at the end.

The therapist that is currently qualified to provide EMDR is Miranda, who provides EMDR in-session, intensives & retreats.

Miranda's hourly rate is $180/hour (HST included).

Book an initial consultation for free today to see if EMDR is a good option for you. I can help you determine which service might fit your needs best. 

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EMDR Intensives

With EMDR Intensives, things are worked through faster, as you get to do more EMDR in the period of time as you’re not catching up on the week and other life things at the beginning of sessions.

We currently offer half day and full day intensives virtually and in person. 

Half Day: 2 ½ - 3 hours of therapy and is $600+HST

Full Day: 5 - 6 hours of therapy and is $1200+HST

*Half of the payment is required at booking to reserve your spot, and the other half is due at the beginning of your intensive.

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EMDR Retreats

EMDR Retreats are something that can be really beneficial for individuals who have experienced a lot of trauma in their life, or who have PTSD.

 

This can be a great option for individuals who are, or were, in the military, emergency service workers, or have extensive childhood abuse. The retreats are intense, however the lasting impact of working through so much of the yucky stuff can be really incredible.

2-Day Retreat

Between 5-7 hours of therapy per day and is $4400+HST

3-Day Retreat

Between 5-7 hours of therapy per day and is $6000+HST

*Half of the payment is required at booking to reserve your spot, and the other half is due at the beginning of your retreat.

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Acute Stress Syndrome Stabilization for Groups 

ASSYST-G is a group procedure that is designed to fill the gap between Psychological First Aid (PFA) and High-Intensity Intervention psychotherapy (e.g., EMDR, TF-CBT) after a critical incident or adverse experience when the person shows severe symptoms of psychological distress, physiological reactivity, and/or deterioration in current functioning.

 

The group nature of this procedure allows for therapists to serve a large number of people in a short period of time. ASSYST-G is an AIP-informed intervention for trauma. 

What is EMDR therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy has extensive research supporting its effectiveness in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression and panic disorders. EMDR is a helpful psychotherapy modality that is proven to help people reprocess trauma and other distressing life events.

 

What can EMDR help me with?

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobia

  • Chronic Illness and medical issues

  • Depression and bipolar disorders

  • Eating Disorders

  • Grief and loss

  • Pain

  • Psychosis

  • PTSD/CPTSD

  • Sexual assault

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Substance abuse and addiction

  • Violence and abuse

  • Overwhelming sensory input, body sensation or emotions following traumatic events.

What Organizations Promote EMDR therapy?

  • American Psychiatric Association

  • American Psychological Association

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

  • U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense

  • The Cochran Database of Systematic Reviews

  • The World Health Organization

How does EMDR work to help with healing trauma?

 

Our brains have a unique way of recovering from traumatic experiences. Most of the time, we can resolve these events spontaneously but on occasion, they can get stuck and may need some support to process. This is where EMDR comes in handy. Eye movements, similar to those in Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep or other bilateral stimulation (audio or tactile) are used to help the brain integrate the memory into other adaptive information networks.

 

Unresolved or untreated trauma lives in the body and memories of the event will take the person back to the time of the disturbing event. With EMDR your brain changes its relationship with the traumatic event, putting the event in the past instead of remembering it like it is happening again. Reminders of that event will no longer bother you as you move forward with healing. You will no longer be controlled by the past.

 

What makes EMDR therapy different than other trauma therapy?

 

EMDR does not require talking in detail about the distressing events. The use of bilateral stimulation also helps to decrease the intensity of the event while it is reprocessed. There is no homework in EMDR therapy. EMDR supports your own brain to heal, so the therapist stays out of the way while your brain resumes its natural healing process. Depending on the complexity of the client's situation, EMDR can take fewer sessions than other psychotherapies. EMDR can be conducted in person and online with a properly trained and licensed mental health clinician.

If you are looking for EMDR therapy in North Bay, Ontario, or virtually, contact us at 705-980-0777 or email us at info@healingconnectionstherapy.ca

 

References

 

EMDR International Assoication. EMDR therapy for adults. Pamphlet in therapist resources.

What can EMDR help with?

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobia

  • Chronic Illness and medical issues

  • Depression and bipolar disorders

  • Eating Disorders

  • Grief and loss

  • Pain

  • Psychosis

  • PTSD/CPTSD

  • Sexual assault

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Substance abuse and addiction

  • Violence and abuse

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More EMDR Information

Below you can find more information on EMDR therapy

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EMDR Brochure (Adult Male)

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EMDR and Depression

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EMDR Brochure (Adult Female)

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EMDR and Addictions

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EMDR Brochure (Children and Adolescents)

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EMDR and Chronic Pain

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