EMDR Intensive Program for ADHD

What is EMDR Intensive Program?

 EMDR intensives are personalised treatment plans that allow you to skip the waitlist by giving you faster access to select spots, and are designed to support your preferred schedule and timeline for your treatment goals.

Who is NOT it for?

  • Someone seeking ongoing support 
  • Someone struggling with acute suicidality, self-harm, substance abuse, significant dissociative difficulties, or current life crises
  • Someone not ready for change

Who is it for?

  • Perhaps you’ve had a felt sense that something profound has yet to change, but you’re not quite sure how to shift all the way into a new experience of yourself with your current therapist. Maybe you now cognitively understand new things, yet your body is still confused, so you’re curious about how intensive EMDR therapy can help as you work with your primary talk therapist.
  • Perhaps you’ve been meaning to get into weekly therapy for a while now, but your schedule has been so hectic and demanding that a weekly therapy appointment feels more overwhelming than supportive.
  • Perhaps you’re needing help —- and a lot of it—- right now, and you don’t want to spend months in the traditional weekly model of therapy treatment to feel better.
  • Perhaps you are a current, weekly client who is needing extra, focused support quickly. 
  • Perhaps you are a new client who just prefers to work intensively. 

The research supporting the effectiveness of EMDR Intensives.

  • Intensive application of trauma-focused therapy seems to be well tolerated in patients with PTSD, enabling faster symptom reduction with similar, or even better, results, while reducing the risk that patients drop out prematurely. Learn more here andhere.
  • Intensive EMDR treatment is feasible and is indicative of reliable improvement in PTSD symptoms in a very short time frame. Learn more here.
  • An intensive program using EMDR therapy is a potentially safe and effective treatment alternative for complex PTSD. Learn more here.

The economy is compelling: even compared to other trauma therapy, the intensive format may decrease treatment time, because of time not spent on a) checking in at the beginning of each session, b) addressing current crises and concerns, c) focusing on stabilizing and coping skills that the client won’t need after trauma healing, or d) assisting the client in regaining composure at the end of the session. Learn more here.

Why EMDR for ADHD?

People with ADHD are more likely to have experienced multiple adverse life events compared to non-ADHD peers (Schwartz et al., 2023).  Research is showing us that, unfortunately, the neurodivergent population is at increased risk of experiencing trauma. Moreover, ADHDers, are also at higher risk of struggling with substance use disorder, bulimia/ binge eating disorders, depression, anxiety and /or PTSD. 

When you grow up not understanding your neurotype, you will naturally blame yourself, you might believe that “ you are not good enough, unlovable or unworthy” .

Messages received from your environment will only reinforce that. Have you heard any of these growing up?: 

“Why did you say x that’s so dumb/weird.”

“Why can’t you do x? Its easy ie. Clean your room.”

“Why can’t you organise yourself? Why are you late again?”

“You are lazy. Stop procrastinating!”

“You are so weird.”

“You just need to try harder” 

“Why can’t you be  like Johnny, he can do it?” 

During our intensive work we will focus specifically on these negative beliefs developed in the past. 

EMDR Package:

 Total : 2600$

4 x  sessions  90 min  scheduled  in a period of two weeks  

Eg: Monday and Thursday 

1 x  60min session – follow up session 

Personalised  treatment workbook 

(Medicare rebates are not applicable )