Grief’s Journey to Host EMDR Education Program on September 26
Grief’s Journey (www.griefsjourney.org) will be offering an educational program geared toward the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment modality. On Wednesday, September 26 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Grief’s Journey, located at 7811 Farnam Dr., Bridgette Maas, a registered play therapist, will explain EMDR and share creative and playful ways she uses EMDR to help individuals across the lifespan. Registration fee is $20 ($10 for current GJ facilitators – enter FACILITATOR at checkout).
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a unique, non-traditional form of psychotherapy used to help heal trauma, decrease anxiety, increase self-esteem, and improve overall wellness. Unlike traditional talk therapy, EMDR was designed to focus less on the traumatic events themselves and more on the memories of these events, with the end goal being to diminish the negativity of these memories and replacing them with positive thoughts and feelings that will encourage healthier behavior. This treatment is performed through a hand motion technique used to guide the client’s eyes in a side to side motion, similar to a pendulum swing.
This program meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice and social work in the state of Nebraska for 1.5 hours. For more information about Grief’s Journey or to register, please visit www.griefsjourney.org.