EMDR Therapy

Welcome to Next Step Counselling Group, where we offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, a proven and transformative approach to trauma recovery and emotional well-being. If you’re seeking relief from the effects of trauma, anxiety, or distressing life experiences, our experienced EMDR therapists are here to guide you on a path towards healing.

What is EMDR Therapy? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based psychotherapy approach that has been widely recognized for its effectiveness in treating trauma and various mental health conditions. EMDR therapy helps individuals process distressing memories and alleviate the emotional and physiological symptoms associated with trauma.

How EMDR Therapy Works: During EMDR sessions, clients are guided by therapists to focus on specific traumatic memories while engaging in bilateral stimulation, often achieved through side-to-side eye movements, auditory tones, or tactile stimulation. This process helps the brain reprocess distressing memories, enabling individuals to integrate these experiences in a more adaptive way.

Benefits of EMDR Therapy:

  1. Trauma Resolution: EMDR therapy is particularly effective in addressing the impact of trauma. It allows individuals to process and release the emotional charge associated with traumatic memories, promoting healing and resilience.
  2. Reduced Anxiety and Stress: Individuals struggling with anxiety and stress-related disorders can benefit from EMDR therapy. The process helps reduce the intensity of anxious thoughts and feelings, allowing for a more balanced and relaxed state of being.
  3. Improved Emotional Regulation: EMDR facilitates the development of healthier emotional responses by reprocessing negative emotions associated with past experiences. Clients often report enhanced emotional regulation and a greater sense of control over their emotions.
  4. Enhanced Self-Esteem: As EMDR therapy resolves negative beliefs and self-perceptions linked to trauma, individuals often experience a boost in self-esteem and a more positive self-image.
  5. Holistic Healing: EMDR therapy promotes holistic healing by addressing not only the symptoms of trauma but also their underlying causes. It enables individuals to create a foundation for long-lasting emotional well-being.

Why Choose EMDR Therapy at Next Step Counselling Group:

  • Certified EMDR Therapists: Our team consists of certified EMDR therapists with specialized training and experience in trauma recovery.
  • Compassionate and Supportive Environment: We provide a safe and compassionate space for individuals to explore and process their experiences, fostering trust and a collaborative therapeutic relationship.
  • Evidence-Based Approach: EMDR therapy is recognized by leading mental health organizations and has a substantial body of research supporting its efficacy.
  • Individualized Treatment Plans: Each client’s journey is unique. Our therapists tailor EMDR treatment plans to meet the specific needs and goals of each individual, ensuring a personalized and effective healing process.
  • EMDR Equipment: We provide state of the art EMDR equipment for effective EMDR therapy sessions, fostering transformative healing for individuals overcoming trauma.

Our EMDR Equipment Selection:

  1. EMDR Light Bars: Our state-of-the-art light bars offer smooth and customizable bilateral stimulation to facilitate the eye movement component of EMDR therapy. Featuring adjustable speeds and brightness levels, these light bars provide our therapists with the flexibility to tailor sessions to individual client needs.
  2. Bilateral Audio Stimulators: Enhance your EMDR sessions with our bilateral audio stimulators. Designed to deliver synchronized tones or auditory cues, these stimulators support effective processing of distressing memories and contribute to a comprehensive EMDR therapy experience.
  3. Tactile Pulse Devices: Our tactile pulse devices offer an alternative form of bilateral stimulation, delivering gentle vibrations to promote dual attention during EMDR therapy. These devices are portable and easy to integrate into your therapy sessions, providing a versatile option for client comfort.

Why Choose Our EMDR Equipment:

  • Quality and Precision: Our EMDR equipment is crafted with precision and quality to meet the professional standards of therapists and healthcare providers.
  • Versatility and Customization: We understand that each therapy session is unique. Our equipment offers therapists the flexibility to customize stimulation parameters, ensuring a personalized and effective EMDR experience for clients.

EMDR Explained

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an interactive psychotherapy technique used to relieve psychological stress. It is an effective treatment for trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and self-esteem.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.  When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound.  If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes.  The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health.  If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.

EMDR can be facilitated in either 60 or 90 minute sessions and will be charged as such.

EMDR Explained by one of our own – Christina Weremchuk

EMDR Packages

We offer EMDR services individually, or in packages of 3, 5 or 10 sessions.

EMDR works best on a consistent, timely basis, so in an effort to promote client commitment and offer cost savings for the individual, we encourage you to consider our EMDR packages!

Please ask about our EMDR packages and how to save today!

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Setting Us Apart

At Next Step Counselling Group we are focused on Psychotherapy, EMDR Therapy, Treatment For PTSD, and Acceptance And Commitment Therapy offered in a professional, clean, and inviting atmosphere.

Featuring skilled and knowledgeable staff, state of the art equipment and valuable counselling programs the Next Step Counselling Group facilities in Kelowna, BC are tailored to create a positive and enjoyable learning and healing experience. Offering a unique, supportive and diverse Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Treatment For PTSD, EMDR Therapy environment helping people is what our mission is all about. We open our doors to everyone in the Kelowna community that wants to reap all the benefits that therapy and counselling has to offer.

When it comes to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Treatment For PTSD and Psychotherapy in the Kelowna, British Columbia areas we strive to be the very best facilities available. Always looking to improve, to expand and to provide maximum value to clients we go above and beyond to make proper counselling accessible to everyone.

Fully immersed in the Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Treatment For PTSD, EMDR Therapy, we highly encourage all that are interested to reach out and inquire about the many counselling services we have to offer. Therapy is our passion and purpose and your path to a healthier and happier life is only a phone call and visit away.

Embark on your path to healing with Next Step Counselling Group. Our dedicated EMDR therapists are here to support you on your journey towards trauma recovery and emotional well-being. Experience the transformative power of EMDR therapy and reclaim control over your life.