My husband of 30 years had a severe anxiety attack, and took his own life in front of me.
For years, my life went into a strange holding pattern. I could not sleep, and would wake myself up if I started to dream. I was exhausted all the time.
After 3 sessions of Virtual EMDR, I finally slept all night – for the first time since his death! It was like EMDR had finally removed the virus in my brain.
Now I can sleep normally again, and my life has improved dramatically.
I lost my son in very tragic circumstances. Today, my grief counsellor recommended Virtual EMDR to me – and I’m so glad she did.
In just my first session, my pain when thinking of my son went from 8 (on a 10-point scale) to 1! I felt a sense of peace and calm that I hadn’t experienced in a long time. Thank you!
My daughter was sexually assaulted by a family member when she was a child. I didn’t find out about it until much later.
She blamed me for what happened and decided to cut off all ties with the family. It has been 3 years, and I miss her so much. I miss the closeness we shared.
Virtual EMDR helped me to get over my grief and guilt for what happened. I’ve learned to be kind to myself, and see the beauty in my life, so I can move on.
Are you living with Grief?
Grief is a human response to loss, particularly to the loss of a loved one or cherished dream. Grief can be caused by death, miscarriage, relationship breakup, ill health, job loss, personal setback, tragedy, and many life experiences.
For 1 in 10 people, they experience prolonged and severe grief that continues for months or even years after the loss. They experience symptoms which interfere with their normal life functioning, leaving them feeling broken, in constant pain, isolated, and unable to cope.
Unresolved grief can lead to serious problems in your health, relationships, career, and other aspects of life.
You may be experiencing Grief if you have been experiencing these symptoms for a prolonged period of time:
Haunted by sadness, guilt, or thoughts of what might have been.
Feeling emotionally, mentally, and physically overwhelmed by your grief
Afraid you will never feel normal or able to love again
Living inside your internal hell with no way to escape
UNSURE IF YOU HAVE PROLONGED GRIEF?
Prolonged Grief is experienced by 1 in 10 of bereaved survivors. Take this self-assessment test used by mental health professionals to determine you may be suffering from Prolonged Grief:
FREE YOURSELF FROM GRIEF
Start your free Virtual EMDR trial … and feel the difference today
How does Virtual EMDR work on Grief?
EMDR treatment for Grief is based on cognitive theory. When you experience trauma, your brain freezes and hinders how it normally processes memories. Disempowering emotions and negative self-beliefs are attached to these memories, which are repeatedly triggered by stimuli such as images, people, and sensations.
EMDR helps to overcome PTSD and Trauma by re-connecting (or “re-processing”) the neural associations in the brain associated with the negative beliefs and memories. Simulating the natural steps of memory processing, EMDR first acts to reduce (or “desensitize’) the unwanted emotions such as sadness, fear, and emotional pain, and then replace these with empowering emotions such as hope, confidence, and power
In addition to standard EMDR protocol, Virtual EMDR also offers specialized programs for Grief & Loss to help you:
- Process specific memories, such as of your loss or suffering
- Reduce lingering after-effects of your grief, such as nightmares and triggers
- Eliminate unwanted feelings associated with your loss, including guilt or responsibility
There are also specialized programs for conditions frequently linked with Grief, including PTSD & Trauma, Depression, and Addiction.
Let Virtual EMDR help you overcome Grief – and start living free from pain
Letting go of Childhood Trauma
Virtual EMDR helped me to let go of serious trauma, abusive relationships, and personal loss. I’m now working all the way back to my childhood trauma.
After I’ve done a session, it’s like I can feel something in my brain is different, the negative emotions lose their power, and I can focus and think more clearly.
I’ve recommended Virtual EMDR to a lot of people – I can’t speak highly enough of it!
– Jennifer H
FAQ about Virtual EMDR
I AM NEW TO EMDR. CAN BEGINNERS USE VIRTUAL EMDR?
Definitely! Virtual EMDR was designed for people with no prior experience of EMDR. The program is intuitive, easy-to-follow and comes with full instructional videos and examples.
If you need help getting started, Virtual EMDR offers affordable coaching sessions or find a therapist from our Therapist Network.
I AM CURRENTLY WORKING WITH A THERAPIST. CAN I USE VIRTUAL EMDR?
Absolutely! Many people use Virtual EMDR concurrently while working with a therapist. They find that this can accelerate their healing.
Virtual EMDR complements your therapist-guided sessions by giving you the power of “in the moment” healing when symptoms unexpectedly strike (which is seldom during your scheduled therapist session).
This power to address your symptoms when you need it MOST is one reason why Virtual EMDR has proven to be so effective for so many people.
IS EMDR SAFE TO DO ON MY OWN?
Despite what some therapists claim, the fact remains that thousands of people have successfully done EMDR on their own. Virtual EMDR delivers thousands of sessions every month.
Benefits of a self-guided program include: Taking total control over YOUR healing journey, deciding which issues you want to work on only when you are ready, setting the pace and frequency of your sessions, being able to focus 100% on your issues, and building self-esteem that you did it yourself.
However, self-guided programs are not for everyone. You are best placed to decide if this type of program is suitable for you. Please consult your doctor if you are unsure.
I SUFFER FROM PROLONGED GRIEF. WILL VIRTUAL EMDR WORK FOR ME?
Yes, many people have used Virtual EMDR to treat complex and chronic emotional conditions. In fact, people often find that many conditions are linked and stem from a common root cause, such as childhood trauma.
By using Virtual EMDR to address the core issue (instead of just relieving the symptoms, as other treatments do), you can successfully address the real problem – and eliminate all these conditions at the same time!