05 February 2023

Misconception: EMDR is only used in individual therapy

I hope you're doing well today. If you're here, you might be interested in learning more about EMDR and some of the misconceptions surrounding it. I'm here to help with that! Today, I want to talk to you about the myth that EMDR is only used in individual therapy.


You may have heard that EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is only for one-on-one sessions with a therapist, but that couldn't be further from the truth. While EMDR is often used in individual therapy, it can also be effective in group therapy or even in combination with other forms of therapy.


EMDR is a highly adaptable therapy that can be tailored to meet the needs of different patients and different therapy settings. For example, it can be used in family therapy sessions to help family members process and heal from traumatic events together. It can also be used in couples therapy to help partners work through trauma they may have experienced together or individually.


It's important to remember that therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Different patients have different needs, and EMDR is just one of many tools that therapists can use to help their patients. Whether you're interested in individual therapy, group therapy, or a combination of both, EMDR can be a valuable tool to help you process and heal from past traumatic events.


So, if you've heard that EMDR is only used in individual therapy and you're curious about other options, rest assured that there are other options available. Feel free to talk to your therapist about the best approach for you and your needs.


As always, thanks for reading and I hope this information was helpful for you. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about EMDR and its potential benefits, don't hesitate to reach out.


Michiel Bosman MD

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