International Center for Psychotherapy in Barcelona

EMDR Therapies

EMDR therapies in Barcelona

EMDR is a desensitization technique using sensory stimuli, usually through eye movement, but also possible through auditory stimulation. The goal of EMDR is to re-establish a link between the patient and events from his or her past that have led to a psychological disorder, a discomfort, or a situation that seems difficult to cope with. 

Usually lasting about an hour and a half, EMDR therapy seeks to diminish, attenuate or even in some cases completely erase an unpleasant event anchored in a memory. Gradually and methodically, the therapist determines the patient’s level of discomfort – or comfort – by guiding them through the exercise.  The therapy helps to treat the following psychological disorders:

  • PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
  • anxiety and panic attacks
  • Addictions
  • Nutritional problems
  •  Social discomfort

Through the professional and enlightened guidance of the therapist, EMDR sessions are done in the psychology office and have the advantage of being reputedly safe, without side effects and really favorable to the detachment of traumas

 

 

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The stages of EMDR therapy at the Barcelona International Center

  1.  Before beginning the desensitization phase, the therapist will need to get to know the patient well with several preparatory appointments (2 to 3). During these preliminary meetings, the reasons for the consultation as well as the family, cultural and social context will be discussed so that the therapist can get a better understanding of the problem.
  2. Afterwards, it will be necessary to determine a schedule for future sessions.  You will approach all the future phases of the therapy, by building this small mental space which will welcome you during the next sessionsThe problem having been well defined during the first sessions, the next stages of EMDR therapy will see the implementation of desensitization. The therapist takes control of the situation by putting the patient in context, guiding him or her through the different steps, the different stimuli, and frequently evaluates the response in order to remain in the ideal context.
    The traumatic elements are addressed until desensitization occurs and the patient feels, as they go along, this detachment from the traumatic experience.
  3. During the third phase of the session, a reassessment of needs takes place to determine the effectiveness of the session, and whether or not the therapy needs to be repeated. The number of therapies needed to bring about an alleviation or detachment of trauma varies greatly depending on the patient.

International Therapy Center in Barcelona

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Ronda de Sant Antoni, 86 08001 Barcelona

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