To help you on this journey, The Diamond Rehab Thailand offers eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, a form of psychotherapy that empowers you to safely process painful memories.
In our luxury EMDR inpatient treatment centre, you’ll work with leading therapists to explore traumatic events of the past and develop practical coping techniques for achieving long-term wellness.
Contact The Diamond Rehab Thailand today to learn more about treatment options, or read to find out how our EMDR residential treatment programs can help you retake control of your life.
At The Diamond Rehab Thailand, we’re firm believers that your external surroundings can influence the internal healing process. Based on this philosophy, we have created a luxury EMDR trauma therapy facility, replete with all the amenities and modern conveniences you would expect to find in a high-calibre resort.
The healing process takes place in our five-star EMDR treatment center located in Phuket, a tropical island situated off the coast of southern Thailand. Our EMDR trauma treatment facility gives you the opportunity to isolate yourself from the external influences that contribute to negative thoughts and emotions. Protected from the distractions and pressures of the outside world, you’ll be free to fully commit to your EMDR treatment plan while surrounding yourself with a supportive and empathetic community.
We understand the importance of privacy. At our EMDR addiction treatment centre we limit guest numbers to just 15, which allows us to maintain a peaceful environment and ensures you receive the highest level of care and attention from our expert therapeutic team.
Navigating the painful past requires an expert guide. Our fully qualified, Western-trained therapists have a wealth of experience in incorporating EMDR in residential treatment and can guide you through your EMDR therapy program with compassion and professionalism.
We understand that trauma affects everyone differently, which is exactly why we take a personalised approach to EMDR therapy for PTSD that focuses on helping you achieve your unique recovery goals.
In our resort-style EMDR treatment centre, you’ll work with some of the world’s leading therapists to explore painful events of the past and analyse the emotions and thoughts that surround these memories. You’ll learn how to deconstruct harmful cognitive processes and, where these unhelpful thought patterns once stood, rebuild sustainable mental pathways and positive beliefs that allow you to live life on your own terms.
EMDR therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy that is used to relieve psychological stress caused by distressing or traumatic life experiences. Developed in 1987, EMDR treatment was initially used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Today, EMDR is used for a wide range of issues, including drug and alcohol abuse, which often co-occur with PTSD, as well as mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.
EMDR works by diverting your attention from the memory of the distressful event. This dampens emotionally charged memories and allows you to be exposed to your thoughts and recollections without inducing a strong psychological response.
Like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), there is a substantial body of evidence supporting the efficacy of EMDR. There have been dozens of positive controlled outcome studies on EMDR, with many showing that it can effectively reduce a range of trauma-related symptoms. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense have issued clinical practice guidelines that “strongly recommended” EMDR treatment for PTSD.
EMDR therapy can help reduce the severity of many trauma-related symptoms, including:
EMDR gives you the opportunity to explore trauma in a safe environment. During EMDR therapy, your therapist will invite you to focus on the memory of the traumatic experience.
While reliving these troubling experiences, your therapist will direct your eye movements with their hand gestures, toe taps or musical tones. This bilateral stimulation helps reduce the emotional charge associated with the memory. With repetition, the intensity of the feelings, sensations and thoughts associated with the traumatic event is gradually diminished, allowing you to process, understand and ultimately come to terms with your past experiences. With acceptance of the past comes the opportunity for future growth.
EMDR is an eight-phase treatment method, which takes place over the course of 10-12 sessions.
In contrast to many prescription medications, there are very few side effects associated with EMDR treatment. Perhaps the most notable side effect is a heightened sense of awareness and mental clarity, which can persist for some hours after a therapy session. This can cause some light-headedness and lead to vivid dreams.
It is important to note that EMDR can initially be triggering because it encourages you to relive traumatic events and face painful memories head-on. Early EMDR therapy sessions can be challenging, but as you progress you will develop effective coping strategies to mitigate the negative thoughts and emotions connected to the trauma. Learning to acknowledge and manage emotional stress is a central part of recovery and will enable you to remain grounded long after you graduate from our EMDR residential treatment program.
EMDR therapy is an effective treatment option for people living with trauma and PTSD. Because drug and alcohol abuse are often inextricably linked with trauma, EMDR addiction treatment can also be an effective tool for treating substance abuse problems.
The vast majority of patients report substantial improvement after completing EMDR residential treatment. Not only does EMDR help reduce the severity of trauma-related symptoms, but it can also give you a great sense of empowerment, self-identity and personal equilibrium - essential traits for processing the past and dealing with any challenging experiences that lie ahead.
As one of Asia’s leading EMDR inpatient treatment centres, we understand that cost is one of the most common barriers preventing people from obtaining the help they require. That’s why we strive to keep our prices fair and competitive while making no compromises in regard to the quality of our facilities or the level of care we provide.
The low cost of living in Thailand allows us to deliver a truly exceptional healing experience at prices that simply can’t be matched by similarly equipped EMDR trauma therapy facilities in Western countries - even after factoring in the cost of flights. Our prices represent fantastic value for anyone who is seeking a world-class therapeutic experience in a beautiful location.
With resort-style facilities, a leading therapeutic team and an unbeatable location, The Diamond Rehab Thailand is the provider of choice when it comes to EMDR therapy in Asia.
Our highly experienced EMDR trauma treatment therapists provide the highest levels of support and clinical expertise, ensuring you have the insight and practical tools necessary to start building a happier, healthier and more stable future.
For more information about EMDR trauma therapy, prices and payment options, please contact The Diamond Rehab Thailand today.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy was originally developed to treat PTSD. During EMDR therapy for PTSD, the therapist directs the patient’s eye movements, diverting their attention from the memory of the traumatic event. Over time, this reduces the emotional charge associated with the distressful memory, dampens negative responses and enables the patient to properly process the painful experience.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing treatment consists of eight structured phases:
While EMDR is widely regarded as being a safe and effective form of treatment, there are some risks involved. Namely, EMDR can be distressful and potentially triggering because it encourages you to explore the past and relive painful memories. Early EMDR sessions in particular can be quite challenging, but the process gets easier over time as you become desensitised to the traumatic memory.
EMDR can be an effective treatment for anxiety disorders and post-traumatic anxiety in particular. During EMDR therapy for anxiety, you’ll be encouraged to imagine distressing situations while your therapist directs your eye movements. This helps reduce the intensity of anxiety-producing thoughts and allows you to process the upsetting memories that may contribute to anxiety.