Testimonial for helping anxiety, disrupted sleep and stress.

CS EMDR Testimonial

Aug 2018

 

I recently went to Orla to try EMDR, I went for a variety of reasons.  I was stressed out in work, not sleeping very well, a very anxious and racing mind.  To be honest I had never heard of it so didn’t know what to expect.  Orla has a way of completely putting you at ease, she is non judgemental and has a serene presence.  Essentially I sat across from Orla and had to look at a pen moving from side to side all the while not moving my head.  I then closed my eyes and took a deep breath.  The first question she asked was why do I think I was anxious, the first thing that sprung to my mind was when I was 11 years old, a very traumatic event happened where my mother almost died and I had to live away from my family while she was recuperating.  I could remember vivid details of that time that I actually think I had blocked out as a defence mechanism.  I then had to place on a scale how distressing this event was to me.  In the beginning, I placed it at the top of the scale but as the treatment continued this number got lower and lower.  By the end of the session it had neutralised to an extent that I actually felt like it had not even happened to me.  Orla said that this means I had healed from this trauma.  On the way home in the car, I spoke to my partner of 16 years at length about other things that happened to me as a child that I had totally forgotten about.  It was very distressing at first to relive it but I can honestly say that EMDR works.  It has been 5 days since I had it done and my anxiety has lowered so much and I am sleeping better than I have been in months.  My mind doesn’t race as much and overall I feel a lot better.  Orla gave me lots of tips to help my anxiety, really highlighting the importance of a balanced diet.  I left Kincora therapy centre a completely different person and I would 100% recommend getting this treatment.  I first went to Orla 8 years ago after breaking my coccyx bone and she was a massive help.  I used to limp if I stood for any period of time but I have no lower back problems since.  Its actually hard to put into words how good this woman is, I feel like this is not doing her justice at all.  I just know that it works and I recommend her to my family and friends.  You will not regret making an appointment here.

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