Shift your mind to shift your life.
Do you feel like your mind can be a negative, insecure, or fearful place sometimes?
Do you keep finding yourself stuck in the same unhealthy patterns?
Do you feel like wounds from your past still weigh heavy on you?
Are you yearning to finally feel real self-love?
EMDR is a powerful, holistic approach to healing trauma from the root. It will bring you up-to-date emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
EMDR helps to:
Reprogram your subconscious mind
Reestablish inner safety and security
Uncover limiting beliefs
Shift negative self-talk into compassionate and empowering beliefs
Free yourself from the emotional imprints of past experiences
Cultivate a greater sense of self-worth
Restore balance and resilience in your nervous system
Grow real self-compassion and self-love
After experiencing trauma, whether as children or adults, our ability to live in the present moment and feel grounded and safe can become compromised.
Most of the time, our brains automatically process new experiences without us even being aware of it.
However, when we experience very stressful, frightening, or distressing events that overwhelm us and send us out of control, our natural coping mechanisms can become overloaded and 'frozen' as well.
EMDR utilizes bilateral stimulation – through the form of eye movements or tapping – to reprocess experiences from the past and reintegrate emotions, sensations, and beliefs, in a natural way that allows us to truly move forward in our lives.
Through the process, traumatic experiences become neutralized. Trauma, energy, and emotions get released from the body. And the brain rewires towards a more adaptive, resilient, and present understanding of yourself, others, and the world.
Francine Shapiro accidentally discovered what is now known as EMDR in the early 80s. Upset after an incident, she found tremendous relief by moving her eyes rapidly back and forth.
Further research revealed that these eye movements, similar to those during REM sleep, activate a part of the brain for processing information adaptively. EMDR utilizes this natural ability to reprocess and rewire unresolved traumatic experiences from the past, neutralizing their impact in the present.
Today, EMDR is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma, PTSD symptoms, anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, and addictions.
What are EMDR sessions like?
The initial sessions involve reestablishing balance and stability in your nervous system and exploring the experiences that have left a negative impact on your mind, body, and spirit.
We will uncover the core negative beliefs, which perpetuate the vicious cycle of distressing feelings, beliefs, sensations, behaviors, and relationships. Through guided eye movements or tapping, you'll embark on an experiential journey to reprocess and rewire the initial incidents.
Repeated sets of eye movements or tapping allow the memories to transform, diminishing their painful intensity and simply becoming a neutral recollection of past events.
Ready to explore how EMDR could support you right now? Let's schedule a call to dive in together.
"Leah, thank you so much for your presence and kindness in supporting me through a really challenging trigger where I needed trauma support. Your skills as a listener and compassionate presence really helped me heal in such a deep way. I felt completely safe to bring everything that was alive in me to the sessions, and that's because of the container you created. Your softness, patience, and commitment to staying with me through the process meant so much to me. As for tangible results, I can confidently say my nervous system as really settled. I have been able to transform deeply embedded unsupportive beliefs into empowerment and embodiment. I feel I have stepped into a way of being in life that is from choice and creation rather than from my wounded child self. I am so in awe by how in our sessions I would begin with such an intense trigger and repeatedly, session after session, the trigger went to a zero. It was almost unbelievable. But that is what happened. I think you're an amazing EMDR practitioner and human being. I am eternally grateful that our paths have crossed."
- J., Pilates Instructor and Coach