Paul Fox B.Sc., MA, RP, SEPOlives

Registered Psychotherapist
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Peterborough, Ontario

Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Until further notice all sessions will be through Video Conference or Telephone. There will be no in person-to-person in-office sessions offered during this crisis.

When booking your sessions from the online booking system please select either Video Session or Phone Session.

Thank You

Paul

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a Psychotherapy Treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories and events

It's growing in popularity, particularly for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD often occurs after experiences such as military combat, physical assault, sexual assaults, and car accidents (to name a few).

Your therapist will move his fingers back and forth in front of your face and ask you to follow these hand motions with your eyes. As you follow the motions you may expereince emotions and body sensations then you will shift your thoughts and healing begins.

The eye motion you will make during a session is similar to the motion your eyes make during deep REM (Rapid Eye Motion) sleep. EMDR taps into your natural capacity to integrate and heal your own unique experiences.

What is EMDR ?

Whiteboard Animation - EMDR - National Center for PTSD

 

Bessel van der Kolk on Effective Trauma Treatment with EMDR

 

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has noted that EMDR is effective for treating symptoms of acute and chronic PTSD. According to the APA, EMDR may be particularly useful for people who have trouble talking about the traumatic events they've experienced.

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense have jointly issued clinical practice guidelines. These guidelines "strongly recommended" EDMR for the treatment of PTSD in both military and non-military populations.

 



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