"We don't have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to."
― Brené Brown
Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR) is a form of therapy that focuses on healing relational trauma and developmental deficits. This can include the effects of childhood abuse, neglect, early losses, birth trauma, medical trauma, parental drug or alcohol abuse, neglect, caregiver misattunement, secondary trauma and the cumulative effects of all. AF-EMDR therapy uses bilateral stimulation and works to process and release information trapped in the mind and body, which can free people from disturbing images and body sensations, debilitating emotions, and restrictive beliefs.
Our early relationships shape the way that our brains develop from childhood into our adult lives. In this way, our connections with caregivers create patterns that can persist throughout our lives, shaping how we think, feel, remember and behave. AF-EMDR can help to remove blocks that are currently affecting clients and help them move towards a place of health and wholeness.