8 Phases of EMDR Therapy Demystified
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by Kandace Ledergerber
1y ago
Image shows the caption “8 phases of EMDR Therapy Demystified” “https://soul-mission.org” in a dark blue writing on top of a light blue oval in placed in the middle of a picture of dark water moving in the background. Soul Mission logo of a light blue mandala with the words “Soul Mission Mental Health & Yoga Services LLC” is placed at the bottom right hand corner. Reaching out to an EMDR therapist can be nerve-wracking! Photo by taylor hernandez on Unsplash downloaded 10/1/2022 Image shows a white couch, with a white pillow on the left hand side. Pillow has a black square with white tass ..read more
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Why I Became An EMDR Therapist
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by Kandace Ledergerber
2y ago
Girl with curly blonde brown hair, arms crossed over leg, smiling with floral pink and blue shirt on with jeans. Caption reads “Why I Became And EMDR Therapist” with website link to “https://soul-mission.org” How I Realized Talk Therapy for Trauma Wasn’t Enough Very early on in my life, I had always been an empathic helper... I know, shocker, right?! It only makes sense that I would go into a helping profession from this. But when I got into the field, I quickly realized that the system of care was broken and did not serve the people it was meant to help. I had clients who were craving change ..read more
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What It Means To Feel Triggered and How EMDR Therapy Can Help
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by Kandace Ledergerber
2y ago
Everyone deserves the chance to heal the hurt they have experienced from trauma. The term triggered has gained a lot of attention in the last decade, some good and some bad. This post dives into what it means to feel triggered and how EMDR therapy can help. One of the everyday things I hear as clients enter therapy is the feeling overwhelmed and frustrated by the rate at which "triggers" invade their life. The term "trigger" has gotten a lot of attention in recent years, and I feel like people think one of several ways about it in conversation. Through the years, the term has been trivialized ..read more
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How Experiencing Gaslighting As A Child Impacts An Adult
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by Kandace Ledergerber
2y ago
Person laying over sofa chair with legs over arms, notebook over face. Caption reads How Experiencing Gaslighting As A Child Impacts An Adult. Read More button Soul-mission.org Gaslighting has become a hot topic as more people become familiar with it and potentially understand their experiences through this lens.  So what is gaslighting? Gaslighting is when one person manipulates the other in an attempt to cause them to question their thoughts, feelings, sanity, and reality. The term comes from the film Gaslight (1944), adapted from the play Gas Light (1938), in which a husband slowly ma ..read more
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Caffeine vs. Anxiety (and how it impacts those with trauma)
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by Kandace Ledergerber
2y ago
Hi there! My name is Kandace Ledergerber. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, trained in EMDR therapy, and a Registered Yoga Teacher. I specialize in working with anxious people and overachievers who have struggled with anxiety, stress, and triggers from past trauma. I am also someone who has ALWAYS loved coffee. Coffee has been a long-standing friend from my high school years into my adulthood. AND I know in the long run, I'm not a huge fan of the impact caffeine can have on me and my mental health. I've had clients who have mentioned much of the same struggle. So this posting is about c ..read more
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Fears & Questions About EMDR Therapy - Is EMDR Therapy Right For Me
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by Kandace Ledergerber
2y ago
Hi there, my name is Kandace Ledergerber. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Yoga Teacher in Florida. This post is the second in a series regarding Questions/Fears and Concerns I often hear about EMDR therapy. These questions come from prospective clients looking to understand what EMDR is and clients I'm already working with. In the last post of this series, I shared my understanding of how EMDR therapy is different from hypnotherapy. And if you'd like to read that post or watch that video, you can find it by clicking here.  So on to today's topic – I get asked o ..read more
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What Does It Mean to Have PTSD
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by Kandace Ledergerber
2y ago
Blue and Pink image with woman with curious expression on her face, arms crossed. Caption reading - What does it mean to have ptsd? Maybe you or someone you love have survived a trauma...and now issues are coming up that weren't there before. If you're wondering if this is PTSD or something more complex, read on to understand more. New Blog Post What does it mean to have PTSD? This question can be very personal and maybe just as personal as finding the right anxiety therapist in Tampa or anywhere else, for that matter. Based on the media, I have seen that there can be a misconception about wh ..read more
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When Trauma Becomes The Norm - It’s Still Traumatizing
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by Kandace Ledergerber
2y ago
Hi, my name is Kandace Ledergerber. I am a licensed mental health counselor and a registered yoga teacher in Florida. So this week, I was supposed to be exploring more on a video series I've been doing regarding questions that I received the most often for EMDR therapy. However, because of recent events this last week, with yet another school shooting, I felt like some time needed to be set aside to explore some things related to trauma. I wanted to provide a space for those who need a break from the news and social media scrolling to find some validation in the emotions they may be experienc ..read more
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The Many Faces of Healing - Erica Hand, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, FNP, PMHNP (She/Hers)
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by Kandace Ledergerber
2y ago
Erica Hand, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, FNP, PMHNP (She/Hers) Hello and welcome to the second interview for The Many Faces of Healing Interview Series! I started this journey because I wanted to interview other healers in different areas of expertise. I’m an anxiety therapist specializing in EMDR therapy. My focus is on working with hardworking overachievers who are tired of running in circles and embodied chaos in their lives. They typically struggle with perfectionism rooted in past negative life experiences and are ready to find healing for their whole self. Because I work so clo ..read more
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Fears About EMDR Therapy - A Series
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by Kandace Ledergerber
2y ago
People face many fears coming into therapy, and certain fears come up when considering EMDR therapy. My name is Kandace, I'm an anxiety therapist, and I provide EMDR therapy in Tampa to hardworking overachievers who are tired of letting past trauma steer their lives. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor here in Florida, I'm also a Registered Yoga Teacher, and I'm EMDR Trained. I specialize in working with clients experiencing high anxiety levels and who have experienced trauma in their past. Typically, these clients have type-a personalities who are perfectionistic overachievers who want to ..read more
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