The EMDR therapy program at Phoenix Rising is designed to help individuals who suffer from both addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We utilize EMDR as a form of evidence-based treatment to help those who suffer from conditions such as:

  • Personality disorders
  • Addictions
  • Panic attacks
  • Anxiety
  • Symptoms of past traumas

EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) is a low-cost, non-invasive form of psychotherapy that helps you identify and address past experiences that have created a tremendous amount of emotional turmoil or psychological stress. Through EMDR, you can reprocess traumatic experiences until they no longer disrupt areas of your life. To find out more about our EMDR therapy program in Palm Springs, CA, contact Phoenix Rising today. 

close up of an eye for an EMDR therapy programThe EMDR Treatment Process

The goal of EMDR is to help you reprocess harmful memories by addressing them in a more proactive way. For instance, if you were assaulted as a child, you may believe that you are to blame for what happened. Our treatment specialist uses EMDR as a way of helping you reprocess what happened so that you come to know the truth and regain a sense of security in the world.

During the process, your therapist helps you to process the memories in a way that promotes a peaceful resolution. They help you discover insights that counter how you’ve reacted to the trauma all of these years. You regain a sense of confidence, inner peace, and resolve that you may have never felt in the past. Experts call this process adaptive information processing.

We have found that it is highly effective in helping victims who suffer from PTSD and other trauma-related conditions.

What Happens During an EMDR Session?

Unlike traditional talk therapy, EMDR is more interactive. During the session, the therapist leads you through a series of lateral eye motions, while you focus on various aspects of your painful memory. The left to right eye movement may be triggered by a handheld device or a bilateral sound using headphones. 

During the session, you come face to face with the most painful memories you have. By doing so, your therapist helps you to recognize important truths about your present reality. If you were abandoned by a spouse or parent, then you learn that you are still loveable. If you were injured in a car accident, you may come to feel that it is safe to drive once more.

The purpose of our EMDR therapy program is to help you confront your worst feelings so that you can resolve them and move on. 

Benefits of our EMDR Therapy Program

There are numerous benefits of our EMDR therapy program including: 

  • You can finally resolve internal conflict from a past trauma
  • EMDR helps you feel empowered and more in control of your life
  • The therapy can ease physical problems often associated with stress or trauma
  • You understand the connection between your trauma and your behavior
  • It is an effective way to deal with co-occurring disorders such as PTSD and alcoholism

One of the only drawbacks to EMDR is helping you face extremely painful emotions and memories that stem from your trauma. This is something that you may be hesitant to do at first. However, it is almost impossible to heal from PTSD if don’t address how your trauma has affected your life. Our EMDR therapy program in Palm Springs, CA gives you the ability to face your fears so that you can overcome them. 

Learn More About Our EMDR Therapy Program

Learn more about our EMDR therapy program by contacting Phoenix Rising today. We offer EMDR and other types of treatment for alcohol and drug addiction at our addiction treatment center. To find out more, call 855.232.8211 and get started with your treatment today.