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IEMT - Integral Eye Movement Therapy(C)

Integral Eye Movement Therapy is in my opinion one of the most exciting new approaches to be developed.  It is a process where a trained therapist or practitioner helps you to detach any negative emotions from memories and identities that you may hold – freeing you to then be able to move on with your life, free from what held you back!

Eye movement therapy is used extensively when working with trauma or PTSD in settings such as accident and rehabilitation, ex service personnel, the forces, individual trauma or flash backs through to helping overcome issues that hold us back in life.  

Your practitioner simply gets you to move your eyes through a series of different patterns while focusing on the event or memory that has caused you emotional distress.

This can create huge emotional shifts and can often be effective where other theraputic approaches have not. IEMT usually takes between one and three sessions (can be longer or sometimes only requires one) during which you remain totally alert and do not even need to disclose your issue if you would rather not. ( Sessions can be delivered either face to face – safe distancing or online via SKYPE/ Doxy me / ZOOM or messenger.

‘Integral Eye Movement Technique (IEMT) was developed following the observation of a number of neurological phenomena that occur during the eye movements at the point that the problematic imagery changed its emotional coding. Then there was the development of a specific set of applications of this phenomenon that enabled IEMT to be applied to the areas of neurological imprints – specifically, emotional imprints and imprints of identity.

Emotional imprinting occurs when a person lays down a new kinesthetic (felt) response to an experience. This teaches the person how to feel about certain things. For example, how many of us when told by the boss that he’d “like a word” in his office immediately feel like a school child about to be told off. This is an emotional imprint in action.’

 IEMT proves useful for many of those issues that we sometimes find it difficult to leave behind or manage but can include anxiety, phobias or fears, depression, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, poor motivation, unwanted habits, trauma or any issues that causes emotional distress.

IEMT is also useful in areas where issues have impacted on our identity and how we see ourselves, we demonstrate this when we talk about ourselves and through looking at the different parts of us that make up our true identity we can start to explore areas where there may be unresolved issues that require addressing to allow us to freely move on.

IEMT is a fast therapy, it requires you to simply identify the issue you  wish to resolve and where you first recall experiencing it, you then connect to and hold that memory in your mind while following a structured sequence of eye movements as directed by the practitioner.

If you are interested in this approach and feel this may benefit you while working with me I will be happy to demonstrate how effective it is.

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a little bit of information....

What we know about our Brains!

The Brain receives most of its information visually through the eyes… that information is processed by the visual cortex which turns it into images.

Our Brains finds it very difficult to separate real from fiction. This is why when we wake from a bad dream it takes us a while to make sure it didn’t really happen! We can also remember things that didn’t happen, for example interviewers have been able to convince 70% of people that they had committed a crime when they had not !

The physically changes when we learn new things ( Plasticity) Memories start forming while we are still in the womb as early as 4 months into a pregnancy !