Working through old childhood memories or unburying painful experiences seems pointless.
Why not just leave the past in the past?
Here is why.
You glance over to your partner and see him smile at his phone. Immediately, your heart begins to race, and you jump up and accuse him of texting another woman. The fact is he was reading a funny news story.
The other fact is that your partner cheated on you and texted the other woman non-stop without you knowing – until you found out. You stuffed it down and “moved on.” But here is the past sneaking up and creating chaos in your current relationship.
When the past shows up in the present, this indicates unprocessed trauma. When you have a big reaction to a small problem, this could mean that old hurts continue to create drama in your current life.
The zero-sixty fight response creates problems in your current relationship, but your body isn’t feeling safe, and you find it impossible to trust.
Not leaving the past in the past will continue to erode your healthy relationship. Getting help to resolve this will help your nervous system heal and learn the difference between real threats and false alarms.
What is an EMDR intensive?
If you want to move the needle on healing quickly and efficiently, an EMDR intensive could be an excellent fit. And don’t let the name scare you; it is not too intense!
We spend a great deal of time making sure you leave feeling regulated and calm. EMDR intensives are 1-2 days in length.
Here is what the EMDR intensive entails.
Arriving for your intensive at 9 am – You show up in your comfy yoga clothes. We spent a 90-minute intake session the week before to hit the ground running on your goals. You have the option to have some fresh fruit and coffee or tea. The gentle sound of spa music plays in the background.
9:30 – 10:00 am – We do some checking-in and nervous system regulation exercises, including breathwork and polyvagal toning. These exercises get you feeling calm and ready to begin the work.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Reprocessing mixed with breaks and stretching occurs.
12:00 – 1:00 pm – Lunch. My treat! I usually like to get takeout from Flower Child or Cava, but it’s your choice.
1:00 – 2:00 pm – You do more EMDR processing.
2:00 – 2:15 pm – We do stretching exercises, and I play a gentle yoga stretch video for you to move a bit.
2:30 – 3:30 pm – We wrap up the EMDR for the day.
3:30 – 4:00 pm – We end with resource exercises, mindful meditation, and breathwork.
The cost breakdown…
There are two packages offered.
Package 1 provides 6 hours of therapy plus 1 hour for lunch. We include lunch, snacks, coffee, tea, resource guides for self-breathwork, and polyvagal exercises. The cost is $1,080.
Package 2 is a 2-day intensive that includes 12 hours of therapy, 2 hours for lunch, snacks, coffee, and tea, and resource guides for self-breathwork and polyvagal exercises. The cost is $2,160.