I) SESSION PREPARATION
III) INSTALL POSITIVE BELIEF
IV) ENDING YOUR SESSION
-FINDING YOUR TARGETS
III) INSTALLATION OF POSITIVE BELIEF
After the initial discovery of EMDR in the 1980s, therapists quickly recognized that it is an important part of the brain reprogramming process was to end each EMDR session with the Installation of Positive Beliefs.
Research shows that EMDR type therapies can quickly change the brain’s acceptance of new belief patterns. This means that the old, ingrained negative emotional patterns get replaced with a new ability to overcome your problems.
The old, repetitive brain message causing your compulsive behaviors, fears, anxieties, grief or traumas fades back into the recesses of your mind and is replaced by a new positive and strong message that prompts you to feel better-often with little effort after 5-10 sessions.
EMDR therapists call this part of an EMDR session Installation. The goal here is to mentally strengthen the Positive Belief until your brain accepts it as being true.
Go back and use the Virtual EMDR Session Tool for up to five more minutes-this time, as a substitute, mentally focus on the Positive Beliefs you identified on your Session Worksheet-focus instead on how you would like things to be instead.
Focus on things as you would like them to be instead. Imagine as specifically as possible seeing yourself in the future living the exact life you want.
Go back and use the Virtual EMDR Session Tool for up to five minutes now. When you are finished, go to IV) ENDING YOUR SESSION.