EMDR Therapy can break through what’s holding you back.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a well established integrative psychotherapy approach that treats many common psychological issues. This approach is a particularly good fit for many men seeking therapy.
Are the important relationships in your life falling apart? Is something at work getting the best of you? Are you bothered or troubled by a persistent fear, stress, or anxiety? Maybe loved ones are telling you that they are concerned about you.
These feelings are tough and confusing. Very often these negative thoughts, beliefs, behaviors, and feelings are caused by unresolved life experiences. If you find you are stuck or challenged like so many other men you can take steps to get back on track before things get worse. Meeting with a professional EMDR therapist will help you get things back on track and feeling your true self again. Strong and able to meet life’s challenges.
What happens in EMDR Therapy? Is there something that makes it different? What’s a session actually like?
You might have heard about EMDR therapy before, but what is it like for someone who has never tried it before, or never even tried therapy at all before? The difference with EMDR is that we use a structured process to help your brain process and rewire negative beliefs, symptoms and memories. This then allows you to create healthy reactions to painful memories.
For example, at the end of an EMDR therapy, people often say “I don’t like what happened to me in the past, but I no longer feel shame about it. In fact, now I feel healthy about myself when I think of that situation.”
Often in EMDR therapy, we use eye movements while working through difficult past experiences (or through your anxiety, compulsions, depression, or your unique situation). During EMDR processing the therapist will ask you to notice the image of a painful memory while moving your eyes in a bilateral motion. Over the course of the session, the memory will become neutral and as that happens more healthy thoughts, feelings and beliefs will emerge. As you continue with more sessions your symptoms will become resolved.
We use eye movements or bilateral stimulation in EMDR therapy because this seems to promote the processing of information and memories in a efficient and powerful way. Many EMDR therapists and researches believe that the eye movements stimulate the same actions in the brain as REM sleep.
What is EMDR therapy for men?
EMDR therapy is a great fit for the men we work with at Denver Men’s Therapy. We combine our advanced training in EMDR therapy with our specialization in Men’s Issues. We strongly acknowledge and understand that men experience and respond to stress, trauma and life experiences in a unique way. In addition, men experience mental health symptoms differently than their female counterparts. Therefore, we explore how masculinity, gender roles, and expectations may be contributing and interacting with current struggles.
While it’s true that our changing world makes being a man these days a little confusing, we also believe that men have incredible and healthy strengths, resources and skills. We build and strengthen these during the EMDR therapy process. In other words, we work to resolve what’s holding you back while improving what makes you a uniquely awesome man.
What We Hear From Men About Why They Love EMDR Therapy:
-It works and feels good
-It’s action oriented and goal directed. You are able to get “right to the issues”
-Less talking about painful experiences. No unending conversations
-It often requires fewer sessions than other talk thearpy
-There is a clear plan and outline to the therapy.
An expert EMDR therapist knows how to provide symptom improvement by work through the process of resolving core issues.
EMDR Therapy for Men Treats:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Trauma/ PTSD
- Physical Pain
- Reduce Unhealthy Anger
- Positive processing of past harmful memories
- Fear and Avoidance
- Resolve painful emotions
- Reduced intrusive thoughts and flashbacks
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Additionally, it is our job to learn how to open new recognition to the underlying issues that have been setting you back and set you on to living again. Your sessions are private and confidential. We will work on resolving the issues that are causing you problems so that you can get on with it and enjoy your life again.
We offer a safe environment where you can feel comfortable as we explore challenges in your situation. With our therapy, clients report a greater resolution in symptoms and a great improvement in confidence and overall health.
We are Denver’s leading group of therapists for men and have been practicing for over 10 years, helping countless men get their lives back on track again. You can be one of them.
As a group of EMDR therapists, one of the most rewarding aspects is witnessing our clients change their lives for the better. We have seen our clients change their lives with a new narrative that makes sense of what has happened in the past so that they now see the future as having endless possibilities. Working with Denver Men’s therapy will open the door to the life you want and deserve. Our highly effective approach has already helped thousands of men in Colorado, you can be one of them.
Men say EMDR Therapy is:
“EMDR therapy is a way to use your own physical body to reverse damage from trauma, depression, anxiety, or even to help with low energy, ED, stress or regular everyday hard times. It’s helped so many people.” – S. R.
“Highly skilled, compassionate, and effective. Working from a space of deep empathy and authentic communication, Stephen employs the EMDR methodology to successfully help adult men process trauma and create new possibilities for their lives.” – B.B.
“Using mindfulness as a staple of their practice, Denver Men’s Therapy is skilled in effective EMDR therapy, and is a leader in the area of men’s mental health, helping to normalize therapy services.” – K. J.
Our Team at Denver Men’s Therapy work exclusively with men on men’s issues.
Our special focus on helping men with emotional trauma, anxiety, and depression through EMDR therapy provides you will the unique opportunity to resolve the roadblocks in your life. At Denver Men’s Therapy, we are flipping the old script on the modern American male. The script that says he is expected to publicly be strong and display only an aggressive persona that is always in control of his surroundings. To show vulnerability is not acceptable. The problem with this narrative is it often leaves men to face emotional trauma alone and in silence. Our practice gives men the place and time to safely wander away from the difficult spot the American man is in these days. In therapy, we can explore what it means to be a man in today’s society, while we uncover the root causes of emotional trauma and anxiety that is keeping you stuck.
Take the first step to getting unstuck. Open the door to discovering how EMDR therapy will help what is troubling you. Call 720.295.4233 or click below to schedule an initial session with our collective. Click below to find out if EMDR therapy for men may work for you.