Our therapists have specialized training to use EMDR with childr. This involves being able to explain EMDR to children and teens in ways that will make sense to them as well as integrating EMDR games and activities in therapy to capture their attention and harness the power of play and creativity in the therapy proce.
Sometimes yucky or scary things happen to us. When yucky things happen to us we begin to have mixed-up thoughts and feelings. We even begin to feel yucky in our bodies.
This is our way of trying to tell the story of what happened to us. We have three different story tellers: the heart, the mind, and the body. They each try to talk to us in their own way.
Your EMDR helper will help your storytellers sort out the yucky stuff to make room for good feelings and thoughts. Our bodies can start to feel better too.
Your EMDR helper will help you sort out the yucky or scary things that happened by playing games, telling stories, drawing, painting, and doing lots of other fun activities!
This video can show you more about how EMDR works!
Our heart storyteller talks to us in feelings and emotions.
Our mind story teller talks to us in thoughts, images, and pictures in our mind.
Our body storyteller talks to us through our body sensations such as racing heart, butterflies, or sore tummy.
Amanda the helper loves helping kids to sort out the yucky and hard stuff that has happened to them so they can feel better in their hearts, minds, and bodies!
Petra the helper loves playing games and activities with kids to help them sort out the yucky and scary things that have happened to them.