What does an EMDR session look like?
One important question I get from clients is, "What does EMDR really look like in a therapy session?"
Clients often know already that:
-EMDR does not involve disturbing the client with discussion of traumatic memories.
-EMDR is not hypnosis.
-EMDR is the most effective trauma treatment for PTSD in adults (a tie for #1 with Prolonged Exposure).
-EMDR is proven by countless studies to be safe and effective, as well as fast (44 studies with PTSD alone).
But what does a session actually look like?
EMDR moves in 8 distinct phases. To briefly explore the basics, I would like to refer the reader to the following resource, which is concise and provides a complete answer. This is in fact an except from another therapist's handbook. Click below to link!