Explore Your Anxiety Treatment Options at Winnicott Psychology Clinic
If you are experiencing an issue in your life that causes distress, then you may be wondering about anxiety treatment options that can help you feel better as soon as possible. Anxiety can affect all areas of your life. Even mild anxiety can be stressful, and some people have anxiety that’s so severe that it affects their ability to carry out even the most basic of daily tasks. At Winnicott Psychology Clinic, we offer evidence-based psychological treatments to help our patients feel great again.
Benefits of Trauma Therapy EMDR
One of the options for people who have experienced a traumatic event is known as Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR therapy is an interactive technique often used to help relieve psychological stress. After treatment, patients report that the upsetting memory quickly fades and is more challenging to recall vividly, and that thoughts about the event can be brought to mind without distress. Here are a few of the potential benefits.
You’ll enjoy a fresh perspective.
Trauma leaves us stuck with old and damaged perspectives. EMDR will help you move past a traumatic event, and assists you to let go of faulty, unhealthy and self-limiting beliefs that will have been associated with that event. You will have access to more healthy and rational beliefs, and you will feel more calm and confident in your ability to cope. You will still know what has happened to you, but you can take the learning from what has happened without carrying the emotional scar.
You’ll feel more present in your current life.
Trauma leaves us primed and anxious for what terrible things might happen next. EMDR will help you become free of invasive memories or triggers from the past. Fear, insecurity, jealousy, worries about safety, feelings of dread, and anticipatory worries of things going wrong will start to lift. What you have been through in the past will have no power to make you fear the future.
You’ll start to trust yourself.
Trauma leaves us feeling anxious and mistrusting. EMDR will help you learn to trust yourself, and if you can trust yourself you know you can always look after yourself and be ok. You will find a calm trust in your ability to set boundaries, walk away from destructive people, keep yourself safe in the present and leave the past in the past.
Leaving the past behind.
Trauma is an unpleasant experience that can lead to long-lasting emotional and mental problems. It affects our view of ourselves, others and the world. It impacts the way we relate to friends and family, partners, colleagues and even how we parent. EMDR can change your thoughts so that your traumatic memories gain new meaning that no longer keep you from enjoying your life.
Relief for a wide range of symptoms.
EMDR can be effective in treating a wide range of symptoms and disorders, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, panic disorder, phobias and stress. It is also used effectively for anger, jealousy, grief, worry and guilt. It can help heal the trauma for survivors of sexual abuse, violent assault and domestic violence. It can be used in conjunction with couples counselling to help couples ‘get past’ a hurtful event that is blocking their ability to reconnect.
What to Expect from Trauma Treatment EMDR
Patients who experience EMDR notice a shift in their insights or a change in their feelings, beliefs, and mental images related to the traumatic event. If you’re wondering what EMDR entails, here are a few things you can expect.
In Depth Session
You and your therapist will take time to understand your current symptoms and map the events which have historically shaped these beliefs, fears and biological responses. Then the processing of these events will proceed, likely one session per traumatic event. This is a brief therapy.
EMDR can accelerate your talking therapy results; many patients find that their relief after EMDR is almost immediate, without the need for “homework” or practising strategies between sessions.
What You Should Know About Your Anxiety Treatment Options
At Winnicott Psychology Clinic, we offer a range of treatment options to help people deal with a variety of problems. We believe in giving our patients more than just having someone listen to them talk, so we provide clinical treatments for specific symptoms to help you feel better fast and get back to living your life to the fullest. Our treatments are evidence-based, so you can expect results when you choose to work with us. To schedule an appointment, contact us today.