EMDR psychotherapy
in Lanzarote
to help people overcoming
symptoms caused
by difficult life experiences

EMDR Psychotherapy Lanzarote

EMDR is a psychotherapy validated by hundreds of scientific studies, able to resolve discomfort and symptoms by reprocessing negative/traumatic memories through eye movements.

Arrecife Practice

Calle la Gaviota, 3 – Local 9
City Center

Mob. +34.625.716.695

Monday – Friday  9:00-19:00

 

EMDR possesses the ability to get the person to the root of problems and of traumas completely,
fastly and profoundly.

Eye Movement desensitization and Reprocessing is one of the most studied therapies in the world, and has already effectively helped millions of people who suffered from:

Disorders related to traumatic events

Anxiety and panic attacks

Irrational phobias and fears

Depression, low self-esteem

Mourning and complicated grief

Affective and relationship problems

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Personality disorders, dissociative disorders

T Traumas

All those events involving the threat to the sense of security and safety are traumas with a capital T: be involved or witness a violent incident or an accident, suffer an assault or a mugging.

t Traumas

All those episodes related to the attachment relationships (within the family), that from childhood on contribute to shape negative cognitions about ourselves.

Complicated Grief

Sometimes the experience of loss remains stuck in one of the stages of the mourning process, preventing us from returning to live and overcome the disappearance of one of our loved ones (human or animal).

Chronic pain syndromes

Chronic pain, phantom limb pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome. Pain is not always a physical fact, but it is often the manifestation of trauma. EMDR has proven more effective than drugs to resolve painful syndromes

How does EMDR work?

The human mind possesses the innate capacity to heal from an emotional injury or severe trauma, as the body possesses cellular mechanisms to heal from a wound.

Each of our experiences becomes a piece of our personality. Sometimes some experiences surpass our personal resources and remain unprocessed, frozen in emotional memories, which corresponds to the limbic areas of the brain. This happens for several reasons: because we are too small to deal with them, or because they are repeated over time (dysfunctional family environment) or because they are too stressful.
As memories of these experiences are processed with EMDR, it has been observed that brain activation moves from limbic/emotional areas to more cognitive/associative areas. This shift leads to the reduction of “raw” emotions (guilt, fear, anger, etc.) and the development of new connections to all other cognitive and personal resources.

Why are eye movements so important?

“Bilateral stimulation” with ocular movements activates the reprocessing in our mind, leading in a very short time to greater affective neutrality from our negative memories.

Eye movements are not the only form of bilateral stimulation: tactile tapping or auditory tones can also be used.

Is it enough to move your eyes to feel better?

Bilateral stimulation is one of the 8 stages of the therapeutic protocol, but it is not the only one.

For this reason EMDR is not only a technique but a psychotherapy and therefore can only be guided by the competence of a mental health specialist.

How long does it take to get better?

EMDR is an extremely effective therapy and therefore faster than other “spoken” therapies. It is shown that for the elaboration of a single traumatic episode, such as an accident, can take even 3 sessions to return to normal.

In more complex cases, when life history is characterized by several negative experiences, it may take some more sessions or a few months.

Who guarantees the effectiveness and safety of EMDR?

Since 1987, the year of its discovery, EMDR has been constantly tested in different groups of people, and its effectiveness and tolerability is a well-established fact. EMDR is recommended by the WHO, the American Department of Defense and several International Guidelines for Excellence in Clinical Practice including APA and NICE.

Lanzarote and the foreigners

In the last ten years, the number of foreigners from different countries who have chosen Lanzarote as a holiday destination has increased exponentially. Many of them remained fascinated by the lunar aspect of this island and decided to move here, either for work or once they reached retirement.

The relaxed pace of life, the mild climate during all seasons of the year and the suggestive landscapes can make everyday life more livable. However, as in any other place in the world, a person can suffer from an annoying or disabling symptom here too! Many also transfer in the island the old maladaptive habits, especially in the field of affective relationships.

Arrecife Practice

Calle la Gaviota, 3 – Local 9
City center

Mob. +34.625.716.695

Monday – Friday  9:00-19:00

 

Testimonials

“EMDR saved my life.
It waas almost as if a surgeon removed the horrible memories and negative thoughts about me, replacing them with positive beliefs and giving me confidence. Who had abused me had convinced me it was my fault if they felt attracted to me. Now I can feel clean again”

“Thanks to EMDR I overcame my fear of flying, I was able to laugh on a plane!
Thanks for making me a better parent and moving on instead of being stuck in the past.
At every session I felt relieved of an unnecessary and heavy burden”

“I started with EMDR during a time when I was fighting daily with severe migraines and anxiety. I am truly grateful that I have found such compassionate and professional listening.

EMDR helped me to walk inside deep memories and emotions and resume the path of serenity”

Don’t wait
to start feeling better.

Take your first step towards
your new life today!

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