Online EMDR therapy is effective for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobia, anxiety, and traumatic experiences that do not meet the criteria for PTSD. According to the EMDR therapy theory, a traumatic experience becomes a PTSD when the experience is not processed correctly in the brains. This is why people with PTSD have flash backs and nightmares. By shifting the attention from left to right and back (using eye movements, sounds, or hand taps in children), the traumatic experience can be reprocessed in the brains during the sessions. For more detailed information about online EMDR therapy visit my therapy types page.
With online EMDR therapy your traumatic experience is treated fast, effectively, and comfortably. For online EMDR therapy you don’t need to travel to the clinic. You can simply have your sessions in front of the computer or laptop. During an online EMDR therapy session the counselor is always present to ensure everything goes well. With help of the counselor you can process your traumatic experiences.
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Online EMDR therapy is more effective than normal face-to-face EMDR treatment. In our practice more than 80% of the patients are effectively treated for their issues with online EMDR therapy. This is more than the 66% with face-to-face treatment we have in our practice and which is consistent with scientific literature. Online EMDR therapy is probably more effective, because treatment takes place at home, without having a therapist working in your private space and without having the feeling that someone is constantly staring at you. People feel more comfortable at home (compared to in an office), won’t see the therapist during the online EMDR session (the therapist is present), and there is no additional stress of traveling to and fro the clinic. Here is an overview of the advantages of online EMDR therapy:
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a huge and underestimated problem world wide. In the United States 8% of the adults have been diagnosed with PTSD at least once in their lives. And 70% of people experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives. For those who served in the military the numbers are even worse: approximately 1 in every 5 soldiers who served in Iraq or Afghanistan comes home with PTSD. For more information about PTSD statistics, please check: interesting PTSD statistics.
If left untreated, PTSD symptoms become worse over time. Someone with PTSD can have persistent nightmares, experience flash backs, and sleeping problems. To ease the PTSD symptoms, people often abuse alcohol or hard drugs for many years. Also, in families where someone has PTSD domestic violence is more common. In some cases, someone with PTSD even lose their friends, job, and family due to untreated PTSD.
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