Many types of childhood events or traumatic experiences as adults that feel uncontrollable can cause long-lasting fear responses. The feelings of not being in control and not feeling safe, get locked into the memory networks in the brain and can manifest as “out of control” body sensations and anxiety. In order to cope with these thoughts and feelings we can develop a variety of anxiety disorders such as; Generalized Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, panic, social anxiety, performance anxiety and phobias. EMDR therapy is highly effective at helping to get to the root cause of what is feeding the anxiety disorder for the client and LENS Neurofeedback works directly with the brain and nervous system to calm and soothe anxiety symptoms.
In order to help clients reduce or eliminate their anxiety I use a modified EMDR therapy protocol as described below: