S2E18 - EMDR Therapy for Mental Health & Healing

 

Show Summary: "EMDR targets part of the past; then, it targets current triggers, and then it does the future template.”

 

Getting your mindset right is the first important step in starting your healing journey. Suppose your brain isn't working for you but is working against you, or if you have this neuro wiring for trauma, PTSD, or highly intense emotional reactions, it's because that's what protected you or saved you many years ago. 

 

Sadly, if that's how your brain still works, your body won't feel good. It'll be in a fight or flight response, and you need to get out of that dominant sympathetic response and get into a parasympathetic state, which is rest & digest, to heal. But some people think that it's difficult to do because it'll take years to get past their trauma.

 

We all know that talk therapy is helpful, but other therapies can also help you resolve one traumatic memory at a time so your brain can start rationalizing negative events or experiences and prevent you from getting into a fight or flight response. And with Gregory Salvesen, we'll talk about what EMDR is, how it works, and how effective it is in dealing with traumatic experiences without spending years of a lifetime going to therapy sessions.

 

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Exceptional Highlights: 

 

  • The goal is whenever you feel negative emotions; you calm yourself down without needing all the other tools because your rational brain can now tap into that negative emotion & rationalize it out. 
  • We drop off the emotions attached to every experience; We filter that out and place the information where it belongs.
  • We resolve one memory at a time. Some need more than one session because it depends on what is the significant trauma.

 

Show Highlights: 

 

What is REM Sleep?

 

Greg 3:16

 

  • A lot of information processing occurs while we're asleep, specifically when we're in REM sleep. REM means rapid eye movement. That's because our eyes do a little bit of a flicker & that's when you know people are dreaming.

 

What is EMDR?

 

Greg 10:04

 

  • EMDR works on the same mechanism as REM sleep. But it targets those problematic experiences and memories that have shifted and neutralizes them. We use a mechanical eye movement, and we target & stimulate the memory & negative thoughts associated with that. And then we use the eye movements while you're awake to help the brain reexamine and file it correctly. 

 

How Dr. Greg discovered that his road rage comes from the underlying cognitions of power and control

 

Greg 23:10

 

  • My road rage had nothing to do with a car, and it was about underlying cognitions of power and control. It was related to my childhood experience in detention. I was planning to go to a dental appointment, and the teacher grabbed me into detention, and she wouldn't let me go to the parking lot and tell my mom, and I had this awful trapped power control thing. 

 

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