Clarity Counseling Seattle

You mention accessing emotions for EMDR but I'm not very aware of or in touch with my emotional experience. Is that a problem?

Silhouette of man | Seattle WA TherapistNo, and it is very common for people in today's thought-focused and hurried world to be up in their heads through much of their lives.

Mindfulness Important to EMDR Therapy

It is definitely necessary for you to be able to notice body sensations and emotional experience while in session, but learning to do so is part of the process and there are many ways of helping folks begin to connect with their bodies and emotions so that EMDR can work. This is partly where the mindfulness piece comes in, with clients learning how to allow for their thoughts, feelings, and body sensations to communicate with each other, which is how our systems are meant to function. 

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