Reclaim your nature psychotherapy
Free yourself from the emotions and limiting beliefs that result from unresolved trauma.
Reduce distressing memories
Develop greater resilience
Learn healthy coping strategies
When it feels like you've tried everything,
Trauma can affect every aspect of your life, causing an emotional storm that leaves you feeling isolated, misunderstood, and on edge.
What you have experienced is not your fault.
We can take the first step towards healing, together.
Reclaim Your Nature Psychotherapy
The Power of EMDR therapy
What is EMDR Therapy?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a type of therapy designed to help people who have experienced traumatic events. During EMDR, we will take you through guided eye movements and other forms of bilateral stimulation (e.g., tapping or tones) while you recall the traumatic event or negative thoughts for which you are seeking support.
This method of recalling events or emotions has been shown to reduce the distress associated with them and it’s used to treat a wide range of mental health issues, including PTSD, other traumas, anxiety, and depression.
How do I know if EMDR is right for me?
If the effects of trauma have started to impact your daily life, you are feeling ‘stuck’, or find yourself reliving certain experiences, EMDR may be beneficial for you.
Trauma symptoms are a sign of your system protecting you. Your mind is protecting you from experiencing too much too soon or for too long. If you are experiencing symptoms, it may mean that your system is now ready to work through the trauma.
How We Offer EMDR Therapy
Individual EMDR Therapy
Imagine that adverse life experiences get stored like emotional luggage. Get rid of your emotional baggage once and for all. Learn how to clear out distressing experiences as they come, like cleaning emotional lint from your pocket. Sign up for EMDR Therapy Calgary.
$330/ 1.5 hour sessions recommended
$220/ 1 hour session
Women's Group EMDR Therapy
$130 for one 2 hour session (only one intake session required per client, $220/intake session)
The last Monday of every month:
September 25, October 30, November 27, January 29
6 Indicators That EMDR Therapy Might Provide The Results You Are Looking For:
Do you find yourself instinctively avoiding situations, places, or even people that remind you of your traumatic experiences? This avoidance may cause you to miss out on once-joyful and fulfilling experiences. It could be skipping social events, changing routines, or avoiding certain conversations – small steps that create a barrier between you and the aspects of life that cause you pain. While it may feel protective, it can lead to feelings of isolation and stagnation, limiting your ability to fully engage with your surroundings.
It is natural to seek relief when confronted with the heavy burden of trauma. You may resort to behaviours such as overspending or substance abuse to temporarily escape from painful memories or emotions. These quick fixes may provide temporary relief, but they frequently lead to more complex problems later on. Financial strain, physical health issues, and emotional dependence are just a few of the long-term consequences.
Trauma affects more than just the mind; it can also manifest physically. You may experience constant body tension, aches, and pains as a result of your body storing stress. It may cause sleep disruption, leaving you exhausted and lacking motivation to engage in physical activity. Furthermore, you may find yourself turning to food for comfort, which can have an impact on your overall well-being, weight, and relationship with food and nutrition.
Living with trauma can be an emotional roller coaster. Moments of calm and contentment may be few and far between, replaced instead by a range of intense emotions. Your emotional landscape may feel unpredictable and chaotic, ranging from persistent anxious thoughts and feelings of sadness to sudden flashes of anger. This constant upheaval can be exhausting and leave you feeling overwhelmed, leaving little room for neutrality or peace.
Trauma can change the way you see the world, including your relationships. Increased emotions may colour your interactions, resulting in misunderstandings, conflicts, or even a complete withdrawal from relationships. These patterns, whether a defensive reaction to perceived criticism or an emotional reaction to a casual comment, can strain relationships and potentially lead to isolation.
Feeling misunderstood or under attack can activate a natural defence mechanism, making you feel as if you must constantly defend yourself. This can lead to guarded behaviours, which can exacerbate feelings of loneliness and perpetuate a cycle of self-judgment. It can make it difficult to find comfort in the company of others, instead increasing the sense of being constantly on the defensive, feeding into a cycle of distress and isolation.
How EMDR Therapy Works
EMDR therapy is an 8-step process. While studies have shown that it is effective at creating lasting change faster than other therapy modalities, each stage is worked through at a pace that is comfortable for you.
We’ll begin by understanding your experiences and identify the target memories for processing.
You’ll be guided to develop a variety of ways to cope with emotional distress.
The target memory is activated, and we’ll identify the components of the disturbing memory.
This stage focuses on your disturbing emotions and sensations as they are processed and alleviated.
Reinforce positive beliefs to replace the negative ones.
We’ll check for any residual bodily sensations linked with the traumatic memory.
You’ll be returned to a state of equilibrium, and strategies are given to maintain this at home.
In our next session, we’ll review your progress and plan the next steps.
Through EMDR therapy, we show you how you can use your emotions to make positive changes in your life.
Who We Are
Why Reclaim Your Nature Psychotherapy?
We believe that therapy should be:
What You Can Expect From EMDR Therapy
While we can’t guarantee specific results or a set timeline, with consistency and commitment, you may see these positive results over time:
By processing these difficult memories, you can start to see your world as a safer place.
Questions about EMDR therapy
When dealing with trauma, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed and stuck, but it’s important to remember that these feelings don’t have to be permanent. Therapy, including EMDR, can assist you in processing your trauma and reducing its emotional impact. It is entirely possible to feel different and find relief from the feelings you are currently experiencing with time, patience, and the right support.
Seeking therapy isn’t a sign of permanent damage, instead it’s an investment in your healing process. Everyone’s therapeutic journey is unique; some people may require shorter periods of therapy, while others may benefit from long-term therapy. The goal of therapy is to provide you with the tools and strategies to manage and overcome your trauma, which can lead to a decreased reliance on therapy over time. You are not permanently damaged; you are simply taking the necessary steps to heal.
While the events that caused trauma can’t be changed, the impact of trauma on your life can be transformed. Trauma can leave deep emotional wounds, but therapies like EMDR are specifically designed to help heal these wounds. Through therapy, it’s possible to process your traumatic experiences, reduce their emotional toll, and move towards a healthier, more positive future.
Absolutely, you can. It’s common for trauma to affect your self-perception and cause feelings of low self-worth, but therapy can help rebuild your self-esteem. Through EMDR and other therapeutic interventions, you can work to challenge negative beliefs about yourself, develop a healthier self-image, and cultivate self-compassion. With time and patience, you can learn to not only feel good about yourself, but also to recognize your inherent worth and strength.
The length of EMDR treatment depends on the individual and the complexity of their trauma. It can range from a few sessions for a single trauma to a longer period for complex or multiple traumas.
We Make Getting Started Easy
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