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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy

What is EMDR?  

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, phobias, and panic disorders.  EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporate elements from many different treatment approaches.  EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages and backgrounds to relieve many types of psychological distress.


As part of her dedication to continuing professional development Julie trained at the Parnell Institute in both standard basic EMDR as well as obtaining advanced training in Attachment Focused-EMDR which is a more client-centred and flexible approach that can often help those who may not have benefitted from the standard EMDR protocol.   She has also trained in providing Intensive EMDR sessions which are longer sessions (such as one or two 3-hour EMDR sessions in a day, or several 1.5 to 3-hour sessions in one week). Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of this format and it has the added benefit of obtaining relief sooner than traditional once weekly therapy format. Please be aware that insurance is unlikely to cover the cost of intensive sessions.


For more information on EMDR please click on the links below:


Read a description of EMDR Therapy


Experiencing EMDR Therapy

Can EMDR Therapy Help Me? 

EMDR and Post-Traumatic Stress or PTSD

How EMDR Opens A Window To The Brain

Attachment Focused-EMDR for those who have not benefited from traditional EMDR

Some people who have been less responsive to traditional EMDR protocols find benefit from the Attachment Focused-EMDR developed by Dr. Laurel Parnell.


Resource Tapping

Resource Tapping using some elements of EMDR to develop resiliency in daily life and is also an essential preparation for EMDR trauma processing.

This link will take you to Dr. Laurel Parnell's book "Tapping In" and audio recordings on this practice.

Check with Julie's Insight Timer page for more guided Resource Tapping Practices.

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