Seniors face a wide range of mental health challenges. To help them overcome those challenges, the team at Colorado In-Home Counseling offers a wide range of therapies. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is one of those effective therapies. Learn more about it here.
What is EMDR Therapy?
EMDR therapy helps people heal from traumatic events. When receiving this therapy, you will think about negative events or your own negative beliefs while performing specific eye movements your therapist instructs you to do. Or, the therapist will use sounds or taps as part of the treatment. Over time, participants in EMDR therapy will feel less distress when thinking of these negative experiences or beliefs.
What is EMDR Therapy Used For?
EMDR therapy helps people healt from trauma. It may also be used to treat depression, anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders, and addictions. If your senior loved one suffers from one or more of these issues the team at Colorado In-Home Counseling will help them determine if EMDR might be an effective treatment for them.
What Are the Benefits of EMDR Therapy?
EMDR therapy helps people reprocess the traumatic events they have been through, so that they can begin the healing process. Those who undergo this treatment may feel less distress, have less anxiety or depression, have increased self-esteem, or suffer fewer delusions and hallucinations.
How Effective is EMDR Therapy?
EMDR is a very effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which results from experiencing something traumatic. For a senior, this may be the death of a loved one, a car accident, service in war, or other painful experiences. Some people can be completely healed from PTSD after only three sessions of EMDR treatment.
How Long Does EMDR Therapy Take?
One EMDR session is typically from 60 to 90 minutes. You may need only a few sessions to see the results you’re looking for. Or, you may need to do several more. It depends on the type of problem you are facing, how significant your past trauma is, and your current life circumstances.
Those who choose EMDR therapy for one recent event, such as a car accident, may also decide to pursue the treatment for another, more long-term problem such as their self-esteem or abuse they suffered as a child.
Contact Us Today!
If your senior or loved one has experienced a traumatic event recently or in their past, they may benefit from EMDR therapy. Plus, when they get treatment from Colorado In-Home Counseling they will not have to leave their home to get the support they need to move past this awful event and enjoy their life in the present. This prevents seniors from missing out on sessions because they aren’t feeling well or can’t get a ride. All they need to focus on is feeling better.
Start the conversation to get your loved one the help they need by reaching out to us today.