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8 things to do between EMDR Therapy sessions from a Westchester, NY therapist

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As you embark on your journey toward healing from PTSD and trauma through Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, it's crucial to understand that your sessions with your therapist are only a part of your healing process. The work we do together in our sessions lays the foundation, but what you do between these sessions is equally vital in nurturing your progress and reclaiming your well-being.

Here's a guide to support you on your healing journey between your EMDR sessions:

  1. Self-Care as a Priority: 

  2. Mindfulness and Grounding Techniques: 

  3. Maintaining Consistency: 

  4. Reflect and Journal: 

  5. Create a Support System: 

  6. Practice Patience and Compassion: 

  7. Nourish Your Body: 

  8. Limit Triggering Situations: 

Remember, your journey toward healing is unique, and it's okay to ask for help or seek additional support when needed. Our work together during EMDR sessions sets the stage for transformation, but the commitment you show to your well-being between these sessions is where you actively contribute to your healing process. Each element contributes to building resilience and promoting a healthier mindset between your EMDR therapy sessions.

If you ever feel overwhelmed or need guidance between sessions, don't hesitate to reach out. Your courage and dedication to your healing journey inspire me, and I'm here to support you every step of the way.


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Annabella Lipson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Peaceful Living Mental Health Counseling in Scarsdale, NY.


She enjoys working with young adults & adults who are dealing with grief, constant sadness, anxiety, PTSD and other heavy emotions that make it difficult to enjoy the present moment. 

Annabella has an innate ability to make her clients feel comforted and cared for as they confront their grief and loss.  She incorporates a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), EMDR Therapy, Ego-state Interventions and Mindfulness practices in her counseling sessions.



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