Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing


    Approaching Trauma through 

    Resilience, Neuroscience and Compassion



    Customized Trauma Therapy with weekly sessions

    or intensive EMDR including 90 minute to 120 minute sessions and/or more frequent sessions

    Day Treatment Sessions now available with Wrap Around Somatic Therapies


    Often more affordable than talk therapy as EMDR can require fewer sessions

    Shelley Hanna 403 463 2152



    Some common questions


    What can EMDR therapy assist with?
    Is there anything different about EMDR sessions?
    What does the research say?
    Can you do EMDR virtually?
    Can I do EMDR sessions as an adjunct to my regular therapy?
    Read more below





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    EMDR is effective for many conditions and concerns

    Research has shown that EMDR can be an efficient and rapid treatment for trauma and stress related conditions. EMDR is endorsed as a treatment of choice by:

    • United Kingdom Department of Health
    • Dutch National Steering Committee for Health Care
    • Israeli National Council for Mental Health
    • Many other international health and governmental agencies including World Health Organization
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    Effective Treatment

    A 3- and 6-month follow-up of individuals randomly assigned to either EMDR treatment or standard care (SC) treatment for posttraumatlc stress disorder (PTSD) indicates significantly greater improvements found with EMDR at posttreatment in an earlier article (S. Marcus, P. Marquis, & C. Sakai, 1997)

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    The use of eye movement or other bilateral stimulation combined with a unique therapeutic process can help people process past traumas or disturbing life events and let go of negative beliefs about themselves. Disturbing life events can have a lasting effect on the psyche and may be stored in memory in the same way as severe trauma.

    People experience varying degrees of trauma while growing up: sexual abuse, childhood humiliations and shaming, bullying, neglectful or overly critical parents, divorce or separation, moves to new homes or schools, intrusive medical procedures and living in a chaotic family, to name a few. By directly accessing and processing these memories, we can reduce or eliminate symptoms.

    A typical EMDR session lasts from 60 to 90 minutes.

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    Effective Evidence Based Therapy

    Four recent, independent, rigorously controlled studies of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) have reported that 84 to 100% of single-trauma victims no longer maintain the posttraumatic stress disorder diagnosis after the equivalent of three 90-minute sessions.

    Journal of Anxiety DisordersVolume 13, Issues 1–2, January–April 1999, Pages 35-67

    Full abstract here


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    Secure and Confidential

    A secure video platform that ensures all compliance with security requirements, With technology, we can go beyond the limits of travelling and busy schedules. You can choose your preferred method or try them all.

    All sessions are confidential and your privacy is ensured whether you are in the office or virtually connected.

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    Often more affordable than talk therapy as EMDR can require fewer sessions

    Some Insurance providers can be direct billed or covered by your health plan

    EMDR therapy does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue or
    completing homework between sessions. EMDR therapy, rather than focusing on changing emotions, thoughts, or behaviours resulting from the distressing issue, allows the brain to resume its natural healing process.

    EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. For many clients, EMDR therapy can be completed in fewer sessions than other psychotherapies. (EMDRIA.ORG)

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