Many rehab patients have been through recent or long-term trauma. For that reason, Apex Recovery San Diego includes EMDR therapy program in their comprehensive treatment plan. Eye movement and desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) has been extensively studied and proven effective in reducing stress related to addictions, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and various other traumas.
Why Choose EMDR Therapy?
The impact of traumatic experiences can deeply affect us. In fact, many people find it tough to bring them up and talk about them openly. At Apex Recovery San Diego, our licensed therapists are specially trained to create a safe and comfortable environment for patients to address their past issues. With EMDR, patients go through a structured process that helps them process and resolve their traumatic experiences, leading to healing and personal growth.
Trauma can have a lasting impact on a person’s life. It can cause negative psychological and physical responses. It often shows up as anxiety, depression, insomnia, and even self-destructive behaviors like addictions. Many people understandably try to bury traumatic memories. However, suppressing them doesn’t make the effects go away.
Understanding EMDR Therapy
EMDR uses a set of standardized procedures that combine eye movement, attention focus, and visual, auditory, or tactile stimulation. By activating the distressing experiences and reprogramming them with positive associations, these procedures help reduce the negative response associated with the trauma.
During a typical session, the therapist guides the patient to follow an object with their eyes while recalling the traumatic experience. The patient then focuses on a positive memory and switches between the traumatic and positive memories. Instead of an object, light, auditory cues, or tactile sensations can also be used. It’s important to note that EMDR should only be done by a qualified professional due to the complexity of the process.
The success of EMDR in reducing adverse emotional, mental, and physical responses in individuals who have experienced trauma is remarkable. In fact, it’s possible to achieve results relatively quickly, sometimes even immediately.
The Proof Is in the Outcomes
While the exact mechanisms of how EMDR works are still being investigated, the outcomes speak for themselves. One possibility is that the eye movement involved in EMDR resembles the eye movement during the REM (rapid eye movement) sleep cycle. This similarity may be significant since REM sleep is known to facilitate information processing and reduce anxiety. It seems that the information processing that occurs during both REM and EMDR therapy allows individuals to gain a fresh perspective on their traumatic experiences.
At Apex Recovery San Diego, we understand that alcohol and substance use disorders are unique to each person. That’s why our qualified therapists combine EMDR with a range of evidence-based therapies, including pharmacotherapy, counseling, psychotherapy, holistic healing, nutritional counseling, fitness and recreation, and alternative experiential therapies. We believe that a comprehensive and personalized approach is vital for successful alcohol and drug rehabilitation in San Diego.
Get the Help You Need Today at Apex Recovery San Diego
Are you or someone you know seeking help for addiction or trauma recovery? If so, don’t hesitate to reach out to Apex Recovery San Diego. Our dedicated team of compassionate professionals is here to provide you with individualized care and support on your journey to healing and recovery.
With a client-centered approach, we tailor our treatment plans to meet your specific needs and goals. Our experienced clinicians and therapists will work closely with you to develop a personalized roadmap for your recovery journey. We believe in empowering our clients to take an active role in their healing process. Therefore, we equip them with the tools and skills necessary for long-term success.
Take the first step toward lasting transformation today. Contact Apex Recovery San Diego at 619.458.3435 and let us be your partner in reclaiming your life and finding lasting recovery. You don’t have to face addiction or trauma alone. We’re here with you every step of the way with our EMDR therapy program.