How are things at work?

Are you feeling bored? Do you seem stuck on the bottom rung of the advancement ladder?

Perhaps you sense the problem is something internal. Do you ever ask yourself:

• Am I sabotaging my own goals?
• Have I avoided challenges due to a fear of failure?
• Have past setbacks stifled my enthusiasm or ambition?

The answers to these questions are worth time and investigation. You put a lot of time and energy into your career. If things are off track, you deserve to know why and what you can do about it.

So, what can you do to turn things around? Consider Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Often used as a treatment for trauma recovery and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you may wonder how EMDR can help improve your career performance. Let’s explore the benefits of this treatment for your needs:

How EMDR Therapy Can Help You Recover Your Career Goals, Enthusiasm, and Potential

It may be that the obstacles to your success just aren’t clear. Or that you have an idea of what’s in your way but feel powerless or unmotivated to correct the problem.

Perhaps you have terrible anxiety when it comes to workplace interactions or you’re afraid of public speaking or presentation situations. These can be very problematic in certain lines of work. You are likely finding that certain internal barriers limit your career opportunities and satisfaction with your own work.

Getting to the root of your work issues may take the guidance of a therapist who can help you tap into negative thoughts and beliefs that exist in your subconscious. Often, these buried issues have a way of undermining your decision-making efforts, confidence, and motivation to take risks.

EMDR Helps Change Your Mindset

EMDR therapy uses bilateral stimulation techniques to help you reprogram the way you think. Essentially, you can reprocess the most traumatic, bothersome, and disturbing experiences that have impacted your life.

When you engage the process with a trained professional, you can address negative thoughts and beliefs, thus lessening their effect on your emotions.

From there, you can take things a step further by “installing” more positive, affirming thoughts. This is not hypnosis or an unconscious process. You are in control and in charge of the pace of therapy. However, your therapist will encourage you to move forward using this multi-stage process rather than simply talk therapy alone.

While many therapists use EMDR to aid people suffering from PTSD, it can also be an effective self-improvement tool. As you mentally locate past experiences that affect confidence and belief in yourself, you become empowered to change them. With EMDR, anything that hinders you can be removed and who you want to be can be reinforced.

Experiencing the Freedom

If you desire it, you can employ EMDR to achieve peak performance. Without negative thought patterns or beliefs holding you back, you’ll likely feel emotionally lighter and inspired professionally. Your energy and engagement may rebound as well as your willingness to take on new challenges.

Whatever the outcome, EMDR is a proven pathway to emotional and mental relief. The way that manifests in your career will be up to you. Feeling such freedom to focus and make sound decisions may be all that you need to feel happier and more productive every day.

Above all, you will have the freedom to pursue success in many aspects of your life. Upward mobility on the career ladder may just be the beginning of the creativity and sense of purpose you’ve longed for.

Take the First Step…

If you’re curious to see what EMDR Therapy can do for your career, I would like to help. Please contact me by phone or email so we can discuss how we might work together to achieve your therapeutic goals as quickly and effectively as possible.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Linda K. Laffey, MFT

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