Is there any discomfort involved in the EMDR process?

EMDR treatment can awaken strong emotions and sensations during the session.  This is normal and desirable, since those negative feelings are what EMDR works on when they are brought into awareness.  However, the re-experiencing of unpleasant feelings is brief; they will leave you as soon as the process is concluded.

If the client perseveres through the short time of upsetting memories, he or she will more than likely be thrilled with the results of the therapy.  Relief often occurs quickly, and for many clients, permanently.


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Carol Boulware, MFT, Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist – #MFT11632
ABS Certified Sex Therapist #1466
Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress
EMDR Certified Therapist- Level II- 1994
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
3130 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550
Los Angeles, California 90401
(310) 374-4173
Additional offices in Santa Monica & Redondo Beach