What are EMDR Intensives?
Updated: Feb 21
What is EMDR Therapy?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a well-known and evidence-based therapy for treating trauma and related conditions such as anxiety and depression. It is a powerful tool for helping individuals to process and heal from traumatic events, but for some individuals, traditional weekly EMDR sessions may not be enough to fully resolve their trauma. This is where an EMDR intensive comes in.
What is an EMDR Intensive?
An EMDR intensive is a more immersive and therapeutic experience than traditional EMDR
sessions. It typically involves several hours of therapy per day, over a period of several days, with the goal of achieving rapid trauma resolution. This format allows for a deeper and more thorough processing of traumatic memories than is possible in traditional weekly sessions.
What are the Benefits of an EMDR Intensive?
There are many benefits to an EMDR intensive, including:
Rapid trauma resolution
An EMDR intensive is designed to help individuals achieve rapid trauma resolution, meaning that they can process and heal from their trauma in a shorter period of time. This can be especially beneficial for individuals who have been struggling with trauma for a long time and have not seen improvement with traditional therapy.
Intense focus on trauma
In an EMDR intensive, the focus is solely on the individual's trauma. This allows for a deeper and more thorough processing of traumatic memories than is possible in traditional weekly sessions.
With an EMDR intensive, individuals can make significant progress in a shorter period of time. This can be beneficial for individuals who have limited time or resources to devote to therapy.
An EMDR intensive can be tailored to an individual's specific needs and preferences. For example, some individuals may prefer to have several hours of therapy per day over a period of several days, while others may prefer to have shorter sessions spread out over a longer period of time.
Greater sense of control
An EMDR intensive allows individuals to take control of their healing process and actively work towards resolving their trauma.
Is an EMDR Intensive right for me?
If you are struggling with unresolved trauma, an EMDR intensive may be the next step in your healing journey. This immersive and therapeutic experience can help you achieve rapid trauma resolution, allowing you to move on from your traumatic experiences and live a more fulfilling life. It is important to find a qualified and experienced therapist to guide you through the process.
Learn more about our EMDR Therapy and EMDR Intensive programs here. If you or a loved one is interested in using EMR Intensives to clear unresolved trauma, please contact us. Our EMDR-trained therapists would be happy to talk with you more about how we can support you in your healing journey.