Learn the difference between the intensive model and traditional therapy model. In this episode, learn the challenges associated with both models.
DESCRIPTION OF AN EMDR INTENSIVE TRADITIONAL THERAPY MODEL:
- Typically longer than a 50 minute session
- Sometimes sessions can be several hours long or even several days.
- There’s much more that occurs in a session than just bilateral stimulation.
- For example, this includes spending time on reprocessing. It also allows time for resourcing and preparation.
- It also allows for more stabilization at the end of a session.
- However, not everyone is a good candidate for this type of model (ex: children)
- It makes a difference for clients to get through a whole target in one setting, while still having time for closing stabilization.
TRADITIONAL MODEL CHALLENGES:
- There’s not enough time in a 50 minute session.
- After opening and closing, there is limited time left for processing (20-30 minutes).
- When a client arrives to their session, it requires motivation and courage every time they have to reopen the container.
- The therapist has back to back sessions with different trauma stories. It’s sometimes difficult to switch between sessions.
- Many clients have to take off work weekly
- Lastly, clients are also limited to therapists in their area
- Initially intimidating to clients -Not supported by insurance
- The length of the sessions can be overwhelming to clients
- There’s a concern for exhaustion of the client
- There’s also a concern for exhaustion of the therapist
EMDR THERAPY RETREATS:
TYPICAL STRUCTURE OF RETREATS:
- Massage therapy
- Yoga therapy
- Ayurvedic food
- Art journaling
- Bio mat session
- and more