DeepWave EMDR Treatment for PTSD

EMDR Therapy For PTSD

What is PTSD? And what is EMDR therapy for PTSD?

Unfortunately, humans don’t always walk away from emotionally traumatic events easily. Life would be simpler if we could forget past traumas, but our bodies, whether we like it or not, record and store the stress of past events. More extreme cases lead to full-blown Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The worldwide diagnosis rates of PTSD have been on a steady increase over the last 20 years, particularly among serving military personnel. University of Otago researchers recently surveyed 1,817 currently serving and retired military personnel in New Zealand. This study revealed that one in three had PTSD symptoms. 

But it’s not only people who have been to war zones that suffer with PTSD and require treatment. PTSD is a common mental health condition affecting an estimated 3% of the population. Compounding these statistics are events like the recent global pandemic are also suspected to impact PTSD diagnosis rates negatively. 

What Is PTSD?

PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event like a natural disaster, accident or rape. Longer-term reactions include flashbacks, strained relationships, unpredictable emotions, and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea.

EMDR Therapy For PTSD – How Does It Help?

PTSD EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy approaches psychological issues not via ‘talk therapy’ or medications. Instead, EMDR uses a patient’s own rapid, rhythmic eye movements to lessen the power of emotional memories from past traumatic events. EMDR tackles the root of your most stressful and traumatic situation, helping you process the intensity of your emotions. This process enables you to shift your attention to more positive, adaptive beliefs, which will naturally reduce your stress levels related to that specific traumatic event.

EMDR is a psychotherapy method that uses an eight-phase treatment approach. Therapy involves attention to three time periods:  the past, present, and future. Focus is given to past disturbing memories, related events, and current situations that cause distress. 

  • Phase 1: History-taking
  • Phase 2: Preparing the client
  • Phase 3: Assessing the target memory
  • Phases 4-7: Processing the memory to adaptive resolution
  • Phase 8: Evaluating treatment results

EMDR Therapy for PTSD  has a proven track record for supporting the reduction of anxiety due to traumatic events, with studies completed on understanding the benefits compared to other therapies.

PTSD EMDR Therapy

EMDR Therapy For PTSD – How Does It Help?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy approaches psychological issues not via ‘talk therapy’ or medications. Instead, EMDR uses a patient’s own rapid, rhythmic eye movements to lessen the power of emotional memories from past traumatic events. EMDR tackles the root of your most stressful and traumatic situation, helping you process the intensity of your emotions. This process enables you to shift your attention to more positive, adaptive beliefs, which will naturally reduce your stress levels related to that specific traumatic event.

EMDR is a psychotherapy method that uses an eight-phase treatment approach. Therapy involves attention to three time periods:  the past, present, and future. Focus is given to past disturbing memories, related events, and current situations that cause distress. 

  • Phase 1: History-taking
  • Phase 2: Preparing the client
  • Phase 3: Assessing the target memory
  • Phases 4-7: Processing the memory to adaptive resolution
  • Phase 8: Evaluating treatment results

EMDR Therapy for PTSD  has a proven track record for supporting the reduction of anxiety due to traumatic events, with studies completed on understanding the benefits compared to other therapies.

Alternative Therapy  Options  – Brainwave Entrainment Therapy?

It’s no real surprise that brain scans of Buddhist monks, when meditating, consistently show different brainwaves to the scans of people who have lived through a traumatic experience. Certain types of stimulation impact our brain function more than others—those more traumatic experiences ‘buildup’, causing our brain function to change over time.  

But is it possible to improve our mental state to allow us to react, process and feel differently? Can we change how our brain functions without needing to be mediation experts?  

The short answer is yes; there are things you can do that can support changing how your brain functions and reacts. DeepWave Brainwave Entrainment adjusts brain activity using high frequency LED light. The light pulses at the same frequency as desirable brain states, like happy, relaxed, peaceful, optimistic, focused, creative, meditative, compassionate, confident, flow and even sleepy states. Repeat sessions work like gym sessions for your brain and affect positive change over time. Sometimes gradually, sometimes very quickly.

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Brainwave Entrainment stimulates the brain into entering a specific state by using high-frequency light. This light recalibrates stress brain activity, evoking the brain’s ‘frequency following response. An induced brainwave state can include enhanced focus, relaxation, meditation, or sleep induction. Simply put, brainwave entrainment pushes the entire brain into a particular state, adjusting or interrupting the brain’s response to certain situations. Essentially reprogramming how your brain processes and responds.

Brainwave Entrainment can help with anxiety, depression,

, pain relief, mediation and creative expression, performance, emotional healing and trauma.   It is a simple yet effective way to lead your mind into states you might usually find difficult to reach, allowing you to experience what those states feel like. Brainwave Entrainment works for almost everyone whilst dealing with multiple kinds of struggles. It does not require face to face interaction as seen in all talk therapies, making it feel more accessible and less intrusive as a therapeutic treatment.

DeepWave - Mental health

Alternative Therapy Options  – Brainwave Entrainment Therapy?

It’s no real surprise that brain scans of Buddhist monks, when meditating, consistently show different brainwaves to the scans of people who have lived through a traumatic experience. Certain types of stimulation impact our brain function more than others—those more traumatic experiences ‘buildup’, causing our brain function to change over time.  

But is it possible to improve our mental state to allow us to react, process and feel differently? Can we change how our brain functions without needing to be mediation experts?  

The short answer is yes; there are things you can do that can support changing how your brain functions and reacts. DeepWave Brainwave Entrainment adjusts brain activity using high frequency LED light. The light pulses at the same frequency as desirable brain states, like happy, relaxed, peaceful, optimistic, focused, creative, meditative, compassionate, confident, flow and even sleepy states. Repeat sessions work like gym sessions for your brain and affect positive change over time. Sometimes gradually, sometimes very quickly.

Brainwave Entrainment stimulates the brain into entering a specific state by using high-frequency light. This light recalibrates stress brain activity, evoking the brain’s ‘frequency following response. An induced brainwave state can include enhanced focus, relaxation, meditation, or sleep induction. Simply put, brainwave entrainment pushes the entire brain into a particular state, adjusting or interrupting the brain’s response to certain situations. Essentially reprogramming how your brain processes and responds.

Brainwave Entrainment can help with anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, pain relief, mediation and creative expression, performance, emotional healing and trauma.   It is a simple yet effective way to lead your mind into states you might usually find difficult to reach, allowing you to experience what those states feel like. Brainwave Entrainment works for almost everyone whilst dealing with multiple kinds of struggles. It does not require face to face interaction as seen in all talk therapies, making it feel more accessible and less intrusive as a therapeutic treatment.

Brainwave Entrainment can help with trauma, emotional healing, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, pain relief, and creative expression and performance. It is a simple yet effective way to lead your mind into states you might usually find difficult to reach, allowing you to experience what those states feel like. Brainwave Entrainment works for almost everyone whilst dealing with multiple kinds of struggles. It does not require face to face interaction as seen in all talk therapies, making it feel more accessible and less intrusive as a therapeutic treatment.

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