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How EMDR Can Help During the Pandemic

Have you had any of these types of thoughts over the last few weeks or months?

  • “I AM AFRAID I MIGHT GET THE VIRUS.”
  • “I AM AFRAID I HAVE THE CORONAVIRUS.”
  • “IT IS MY FAULT THAT I INFECTED OTHERS.”
  • “I AM ALONE OR ISOLATED.”
  • “I WILL HAVE NO MONEY.”

If so, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) may be the right choice for you.

EMDR specialist Gary Quinn, M.D. has designed a specific protocol for this pandemic to help clients with these self-defeating thoughts called Self-Care Procedure for Coronavirus (SCP-C).

He has classified these self-defeating thoughts into 2 types:

Type 1: Negative Thoughts associated with feelings of anxiety, helplessness, panic, fear, anger, isolation such as the following: “I cannot handle this.” “I am not in control.” “I am helpless.”

Type 2: Negative Thoughts associated with feelings of guilt, inadequacy, regret such as the following: “It is my fault that my family/ friends got coronavirus.”  “I did something wrong.” “I should have known better.

If those thoughts feel familiar, I would like to help you feel more stable, be more tolerant of ambiguity and unpredictability, and adapt to this specific global situation.

If you’d like more information about EMDR, please see my post What is EMDR and How Can it Help or visit EMDR Canada and EMDR International Association:

https://emdrcanada.org/

https://www.emdria.org/default.aspx

 

If you’d like more information about me or how I can help you, click here or contact me at jennifer@brentwoodcounselling.com.

 

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Brentwood Counselling Centre

For over 20 years, Brentwood Counselling Centre has been offering counselling and therapy services for individuals, couples, relationships, marriages, families, and groups, serving clients from Burnaby, Vancouver, North Vancouver, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Surrey, and beyond.

All therapists at Brentwood Counselling Centre have extensive education and training in their areas of practice. Furthermore, they are all registered for clinical practice in BC and adhere to the strictest ethical guidelines as set out by their corresponding governing body.

For more information about our therapists and their areas of practice, please email our office at info@brentwoodcounselling.com. Or click here to view our therapists’ profile, contact them directly, and request an appointment.

 

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