Expressive Therapies with AF-EMDR - Promises Healthcare

Expressive Therapies with AF-EMDR

Unlocking Healing and Growth

Expressive Therapies: Harnessing the Power of Creativity

Expressive Therapies are a dynamic and creative approach that utilises various forms of artistic expression, such as art, music, movement, sandplay and drama, to facilitate therapeutic healing. It recognises the inherent creativity within individuals and offers a safe space for self-exploration and emotional expression. Through creative mediums, individuals can access deeper layers of emotions, experiences, and inner conflicts, promoting healing and personal transformation.

AF-EMDR: Healing Attachment and Trauma

AF-EMDR is an modification of the well-known therapeutic approach called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). AF-EMDR focuses specifically on attachment-related issues and trauma, acknowledging the profound impact of early relationships and experiences on an individual’s well-being. By integrating eye movements or other bilateral stimulation techniques, AF-EMDR helps individuals reprocess traumatic memories, develop a more secure sense of attachment, and foster healing on a deep level.

The Synergy of Expressive Therapies and AF-EMDR

When Expressive Therapies are combined with AF-EMDR, a powerful synergy emerges. Both modalities recognise the significance of non-verbal expression and creativity in the healing process. Integrating Expressive Therapies with AF-EMDR allows individuals to access and process deeply-rooted emotions and memories through artistic and creative mediums, enhancing the effectiveness and depth of the therapeutic experience.

Benefits of Combining Expressive Therapies with AF-EMDR

  • Expanded Emotional Expression: Expressive Therapies provides a safe and non-threatening outlet for individuals to express and explore emotions that may be challenging to articulate verbally. Combined with AF-EMDR, this combination enables a comprehensive and integrated healing experience.
  • Accessing Implicit Memories: Expressive arts often tap into implicit or unconscious memories, which can be particularly valuable in trauma therapies. By integrating AF-EMDR with Expressive Therapies, individuals can access and reprocess implicit memories associated with trauma or adverse experiences, leading to deeper healing and resolution.
  • Empowerment and Self-Discovery: Combining Expressive Therapies with AF-EMDR empowers individuals to take an active role in their healing journey. Through creative self-expression, clients gain insights into their strengths, coping mechanisms, and resources, fostering self-discovery and personal growth.
  • Holistic Healing: Expressive Therapies combined with AF-EMDR addresses the complex interplay between the mind, body, and emotions. By engaging in creative activities and incorporating bilateral stimulation, this integrated approach promotes holistic healing, encompassing cognitive, emotional, and somatic aspects of well-being.

Our Expert Practitioner

Our centre is privileged to have an expert practitioner, Yana Ricart, who specialises in integrating Expressive Therapies with AF-EMDR. Yana brings extensive experience, compassion, and a deep understanding of human experiences to her therapeutic practice. She is dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey toward healing and growth.

Begin Your Transformation Today

If you are seeking a therapeutic approach that combines Expressive Therapies with AF-EMDR, our centre is here to support you. Our expert practitioner, Yana Ricart, will guide you on a transformative journey of healing, self-discovery, and personal growth. Take the first step toward unlocking your potential for healing and growth by scheduling a session with us today. Your transformation awaits.

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Senior Psychotherapist
MSoc Sc (Counselling), B. Sc. (Hons), Post-Graduate and Graduate Certificate Expressive Therapies


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