integrated eye movement therapy

Sole Survivor PTSD Support C.I.C is please to be able to offer Integrated Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT) as part of it’s portfolio of services for those living with PTSD, Matt Shepley, Founder comments;

“We are pleased to of found a therapy that tackles PTSD without the need to re-traumatise the client through talking about the trauma. The thing I like about IEMT is that is has fast results comparable to other modalities, it’s cost effective for those on lower incomes, or where the treatment is paid for other agencies; and most of all, it works with both single event trauma’s and the more difficult to treat Complex PTSD or C-PTSD”.

Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT) is a therapy that utilises eye movements and questioning techniques to change a particular thought pattern that may be problematic for the client.

IEMT techniques help to create change by rapidly reducing unwanted feelings to help you to resolve issues. IEMT work’s on the “lynchpins” that hold the traumatic memories together. IEMT moves your eyes in certain ways using a process called kinesthetic movement that links part of the brain that stores our memories and emotions thus leading to rapid release and relief of unwanted memories, flashbacks and associated triggers.

IEMT Identity and Chronicity work can also show you why you may repeat unwanted behaviours and how to deal with them, without the need for digging deeply into the past.

Unlike many psychological therapeutic processes, IEMT does not require you to disclose lots of details about your experience or give details about troublesome events. It is in effect a “personal therapy”. 

Disclosure is not required and your trauma stays personal and private to you and it’s not a requirement to talk about it.

Is IEMT the same as EMDR?

No. Both models use eye movements but in practice that is where the similarity ends.

EMDR is a model used mainly by licensed medical professionals such as psychologists and psychiatrists. 

IEMT can be used by Professionals in the trauma field trained in the model.

IEMT (Integral Eye Movement Therapy)

Is a model built around addressing and resolving The 5 Patterns of Chronicity, The 3 Pillars of Depression & Identity Work with the client.

Has applications in resolving PTSD by tackling the underlying memories that hold the trauma “together” in the clients mind.

Addresses imprints of emotion for creating kinaesthetic change.

Addresses imprints of identity for creating change in self concept.

Uses eye movement as the dominant mechanism for change.

By design readily creates introspection and an alpha state with free floating imagery.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)

Is a model built around resolving trauma.

Is an application for resolving PTSD.

Traumatic imagery is central to the work and the client is encouraged to “observe” trauma.

Uses eye movement as well as tapping and alternating sounds.

Utilises affirmations and positive belief statements.

Can take upto on average 8-10 sessions to deal with traumatic memories.

Only psychologists and medical professionals can be officially certified in EMDR.