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EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

Many people ask “What is EMDR? Does it really work?” –  If you are one of those you will be surprised.

EMDR  is a therapeutic method used to desensitize and reprocess psychological trauma. This technique was created in 1987 by Dr. Francine Shapiro.

The EMDR among other things is based on bilateral brain stimulation using eye, sound or tactile stimuli.

The technique has been practiced for decades and is one of the treatments that has the largest scientific evidence. It  is widely recommended for the treatment of Post Traumatic Disorders and validated by the Health Department  in Northern Ireland, the Department of Defence in  United States and the organization NICE  in the UK.

The unlocking of emotions and reprocessing  occurs while the client focus on a memory or belief.  As he follow the instructions of the therapist, inter-related memories, images and experiences come out to the surface.  Sometimes there is even be an internal dialogue and more positive perceptions arise.  The process mitigates the negative emotional response until a neutralization is achieved,  this leads to a neutral or positive perception in respect of the original trauma or negative memory.

What is EMDR equipment?

The therapist can use  his hands, light bars, sound equipment or software to process the trauma. The  technique causes changes in the emotional responses, and sometimes you will  discover programs and subconscious beliefs that have been running in your mind and limiting you ability to progress or function at the level you desire.  It is important to work with a professional to guide you and help you to overcome any difficult or emotional moment.

The number of sessions needed varies depending on the individual and on  the problem to be solved.

What is EMDR also used for?

Recent trauma

Negative Memories

Negative Beliefs




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Social Anxiety / Professional Confidence - Public Speaking / Fear of Flying

"I'm now able to perform tasks that I thought were impossible a month ago"

I've suffered from constant anxiety for as long as I can remember, particularly from social anxiety and fear of public speaking, to the point that my office jobs were no longer manageable and I was very close to fall deeply into depression. I had very little self-confidence, despite having progressed in my career and achieved many of my professional and personal goals. However, I got to a point in which I wasn't able to progress any further due to my the constant fear of being evaluated and criticised by others, which paralysed me and stopped me from speaking up and being more visible. My day to day prior to the sessions was absolutely controlled by my anxiety and lack of confidence due to past experiences, mainly during my childhood. Having done a number of therapies before (eMDR, CBT) I was sceptical at first, but I wanted to give hypnotherapy and the BAGC6 a go. After around 13 sessions I can say that I'm in a much better place than when I started. My constant anxiety has hugely decreased, and I'm now able to perform tasks that I thought were impossible a month ago, like giving a speech in front of my colleagues without having a panic attack or simply socialising with new people at a party. My perspective on things is now different and I've gained new confidence which allows me to speak and interact with others without fear. Maria has been great in understanding my issues and creating a very tailored treatment (hypnosis, eMDR, etc) to tackle these. She's always been very determined and a firm believer in a full recovery which has been very helpful, particularly in moments when I wanted to give up. She's also giving me tools and techniques that I can use to manage emotions and to stay focused (like auto-hypnosis) and I'm using these almost on a daily basis to continue building on my confidence and resilience. As per the fear of flying, this is something that I still need to test, but I'm confident that I will have also overcome it in the same way that I've beaten my anxiety disorder. I can only be grateful to Maria for all her help and for believing in me since day 1, and totally recommend her treatment!

Thanks so much!
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