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Frequenly Asked Questions

I have a traumatic memory but need to give evidence in court soon. Can I still work on it in therapy?
In most cases, it's advisable to wait until after your court appearance to begin processing traumatic memories in therapy. This is because therapy can sometimes alter or shift how you recall events.

Can IEMT help with anxiety? 
Yes, it is fast and affective clients report that a charge of the anxious emotion has reduced. 

How does moving my eyes help me to process unwanted memories and emotions?
IEMT works by guiding your eye movements while you revisit disturbing memories. This is thought to help your brain process the different aspects of the memory, such as sights, sounds, and physical sensations. I get each client to move their eyes in a certain pattern while they try to maintain the memory so that these painful memories and emotions then become processed. 

How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions you'll need varies depending on your individual situation. Factors like the complexity of your trauma history and the number of specific memories you want to address will play a role. Some people find relief after just a few sessions (2-3), while others may require more extensive treatment (6 or more sessions). 

Do I need to talk about the specifics of what happened to me during IEMT?
No, IEMT is known for being a "content-free" therapy. This means you don't have to go into detail about the traumatic event or any sensitive experiences. The therapist will guide you through the process using eye movements and specific questioning techniques that focus on the emotions associated with the memory, rather than the details themselves.
 

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