So often I hear these words from my clients: “I just cannot get past this”.
In EMDR circles they talk about Big T and Little t.
Of course EMDR can help someone move through the Big T, but surprisingly it can also help with the little ts. If fact, it can even help identify little ts that the client may not even be aware of. In EMDR sessions clients have reported “making connections that they have never made before”. An example of this: A woman has a hard time at work taking orders from her female boss. Through EMDR sessions, the client realizes that how she feels at work reminds her of how she felt as a little girl when her mother would criticize her. Does this connection change her bosses attitude? Of course not. But, what it does do, is allows her to observe the issue more objectively, and not internalize the criticism as a total rejection.
EMDR can help with many different issues, and if you have any questions about the process, please do feel free to reach out to me. [email protected]
About the Author
Heidi Kalman, LCSW is a therapist at our Edison Park and Sauganash locations. Heidi works with adults, couples, and families. Heidi’s specialties include EMDR, anxiety, depression, and somatic symptoms. If you are interested in working with Heidi, send an email today!