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My own experience with EMDR truly changed my life.
Throughout my adult life, I struggled with an irrational fear of flying. It came to a point where my quality of life became impacted, where just the thought of getting on a plane set off nightmares and cold sweats.
Through friends, I heard of EMDR and decided to try a few sessions with a therapist. It worked like magic! Within months, I was regularly getting on planes and flying all over the world, experiencing amazing adventures that I could not have imagined.
EMDR also made me realise that my fears stemmed from childhood trauma issues that I had experienced. I had not connected these together before. I also realized that these unresolved memories had led me down the path of PTSD, which was affecting my self-esteem and personal relationships.
The idea for Virtual EMDR came about because we saw the power that EMDR could bring to many people who were suffering needlessly through mental and emotional pain. But many people lack access to mental health care they need, for financial or other reasons.
Since starting Virtual EMDR in 2014, we have been continually touched by the inspirational stories of healing that our users have shared. We receive dozens of letters telling us how Virtual EMDR saved their lives or their relationships. This makes me proud that we are living our mission of "making mental health care accessible to everyone who needs it, when they need it".
I am also personally very proud of offering Virtual EMDR free to thousands of men and women who serve in the military or as first responders, in any country. Thank you for your public service.
Jeff is from Denver CO and Chicago IL. Prior to starting Virtual EMDR, he was a journalist, editor, and digital marketing consultant. He holds a degree in journalism and convergent media. He passionately supports mental health causes, and is actively involved with community support groups for addiction.
When we started Virtual EMDR, we could not imagine how the program would change people's lives all over the world.
We have been so touched by all the stories that we have received from users who have told in their own words how Virtual EMDR helped heal pain that they had been carrying around for many years. Many had almost given up hope and thought they would be living with their trauma, depression or addiction for the rest of their lives. They never thought that they would ever feel "normal" again.
From the beginning, we knew the power of EMDR therapy. But we did not expect that Virtual EMDR could bring healing to a whole new realm. Virtual EMDR put the power to heal in the hands of the individual, the person who knew his or her needs best. People told us how they loved being in control of when they could get help: at 2am, or Sundays, or for just 20 minutes. They were no longer tied to a pre-scheduled one-hour session on Thursdays at 3pm.
We began receiving stories from therapists, who wrote that they were initially very sceptical about a self-guided EMDR program. But then they used it on themselves or with their patients, and they were amazed at the results. Many kindly offered their suggestions to improve the program, so that other users could benefit from their experience.
Thank you for taking the time to read our story. We invite you to try Virtual EMDR for yourself, and to share the program with your loved ones who are struggling with emotional pain. We believe that mental health is a priceless gift that everyone deserves.
Adeline grew up in Singapore and has lived in London UK, Boston MA, and Boulder CO. She brings 20 years of corporate experience with well-known consumer goods companies, where she held senior management roles. She holds degrees in law, accounting and finance, and an MBA from Harvard. As a mother and wife, she passionately supports families impacted by mental illness.