What are EMDR Intensives?
An EMDR intensive can be the bridge toward the wholeness you desire in trauma recovery. EMDR Intensives allow you to make more progress on your therapeutic goals in a shorter amount of time. After an intensive, clients report feeling “lighter” and more at peace about the trauma incident worked on in the intensive. The body sensations, negative beliefs about yourself and the world, and overwhelming emotions that were caused by the trauma will be dissolved in the EMDR process.
Who can EMDR Intensives help?
- Someone with a busy schedule
- Someone that’s ready to make a lot of progress in a short time-frame
It feels really good to make the kind of progress that could normally occur in 8-10 sessions, in just a few hours, dedicated to your healing. Would you like to heal in 2-3 days vs numerous therapy sessions? If you have a busy schedule, this saves you time and energy to focus on your best present life and future goals, without the effects of past trauma interfering.
You can absolutely leave the past, in the past, without the energy of the past following you into the future.
Intensives are done with the practice owner and Clinical Director of Mindful Path Counseling and Wellness, Tricia Gagnon, Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. She has over 20 years of experience helping with trauma recovery, anxiety, and attachment. With her extensive experience and tool-kit of: EMDR, Mindfulness, IFS, Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, reiki, and yoga can all be part of the package you and Tricia co-create for a gentle and beautiful healing experience.
Tricia is an EMDR Certified therapist and is approved by the EMDR International Association as a Consultant. She assists as a trainer and supervisor in EMDR training and facilitates EMDR-based workshops and retreats. She is also a yoga teacher, reiki practitioner, sound healer, and trained in IFS-parts work. These can all be interwoven in your healing experience to enhance the process and your recovery. Learn more about Tricia here.
We offer a free 20-minute video or phone consultation with Tricia to determine if this would be a good treatment option for your specific needs.
Your EMDR Intensive includes:
Post-treatment follow-up, to support you as you continue to integrate and heal.
If you are someone that is ready to let go of trauma in a supported, efficient, and mindful way, then you may be a good candidate for an intensive with us. You don’t need to be a current client with us to do an intensive. An EMDR intensive isn’t just for trauma and can include helping:
- Recent event trauma
- Secondary or vicarious trauma
- Car wrecks, deaths, accidents, medical traumas
- Single-incident childhood trauma
- Relationship issues
- Phobias, fears, anxiety
- Negative cognitions about ourselves and others
Intensives can be from 3-5 hours, or 2-3 days, depending on your time, resources, and needs. During the intensive, you will be learning and practicing new skills for relaxation. You can take these skills with you and use them in your daily life to ground and effectively regulate your nervous system. An intensive, isn’t as “intense” as it sounds. This process can actually be a relaxing, nurturing experience of healing and self-care for yourself. The negative effects of trauma and PTSD aren’t something you have to live with. An EMDR Intensive is an excellent way to help yourself not only recover, feel empowered, and move on with your life.
We start with a single, one-time trauma incident that is causing you distress to work on in the intensive. EMDR is a highly research-based, effective tool for trauma resolution in a comfortable way. You are not reliving the trauma incident in the EMDR process.
What it looks like: together, we will be quickly reviewing the memory with enough emotional distance and comfort that the lingering effects of the trauma are safely metabolized out from the mind and body.
We periodically take breaks from processing to engage in some forms of relaxation as well. This could be mindfulness, guided imagery, yoga stretches, or you might just take a break and enjoy the tea, fruit, and snacks provided. You will be safe, comfortable, and supported in this entire process.
Due to the structure of treatment and limitations of insurance plans, these intensives are not currently covered by medical or mental health insurance. We will create a personalized plan with a cost estimate after your free consultation so you know what to expect.