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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 traditional 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 traditional EMDR protocol. 

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.

Flash Technique

The Flash Technique (FT) is a recently developed therapeutic intervention for reducing the disturbance associated with traumatic or other distressing memories. Unlike many conventional trauma therapy interventions, FT is a minimally intrusive option that does not require the client to consciously engage with the traumatic memory. This allows the client to process traumatic memories without feeling distress. Julie is trained in Flash which she uses in helping people with extremely distressing traumatic memories achieve relief from their symptoms without having to think about and expose themselves to memories that can be retraumatizing.

This video demonstrates the Flash Technique used with a physician following his distressing experience being treated for COVID-19 on a ventilator for 3 weeks.

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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