Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

What is EMDR Treatment in Melbourne?

EMDR is a cutting-edge, targeted and highly advanced treatment available in Melbourne. Originally, EMDR was developed for individuals suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). However, its application has been proven successful in many other conditions. For example: Depressionanxietybipolar affective disorder (BPAD) and borderline personality disorder, to name just a few.

EMDR treatment focuses on distressing and traumatic memories because these are often ‘frozen in time’. In this way, remembering a trauma, or something distressing, can often be as bad as experiencing it. As a result, the images, sounds, smells and feelings are often unchanged since they first occurred. Consequently, memories can have a lasting and negative effect.

How does EMDR treatment in Melbourne work?

EMDR works by targeting the neurobiological brain processes involved in trauma. In this case, EMDR causes the reprocessing of an event as well as the associated memories. This is achieved by activating certain regions of the brain during treatment using special eye-movements. The result is that memories and experiences that underpin PTSD, depression or anxiety, spontaneously change. As a result, they no longer cause distress. Consequently, people find that they no longer relive a traumatic event. Therefore, while they can recall the event, it is usually no longer upsetting, disturbing or distressing. Most importantly, the results are sustainable and powerful.

What can I expect from EMDR treatment in Melbourne?

EMDR has similar, and in some cases better, results when compared with other treatments. For example, EMDR has been shown to improve trauma and PTSD quickly and sustainably when compared with standard CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy). People commonly experience the distressing memory as ‘far away’, ‘changed’ or with significantly reduced emotion.

Importantly, EMDR is a highly specialised treatment and can only be provided by an accredited specialist. Max von Sabler is trained to provide EMDR in Melbourne and he is considered expert in using this advanced treatment.

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CONCERNS

depression

anxiety and phobias

personality disorders

gender, identity and sexuality

stress management