Paul Fox B.Sc., MA, RP, SEPOlives

Registered Psychotherapist
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Peterborough, Ontario

Winter 2023 UPDATE

Happy New Year 2023 marks the beginning of a hybrid practice where I will be seeing clients through Video and In-Person sessions. Please be sure to select the correct option when booking.

Only existing clients will be able to book sessions through the online system at this time. If you would like to be added to the client wait list please email me directly through the secure email system click here.

New client booking starting May 2023.

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a Psychotherapy Treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories and events

It's growing in popularity, particularly for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD often occurs after experiences such as military combat, physical assault, sexual assaults, and car accidents (to name a few).

Your therapist will move his fingers back and forth in front of your face and ask you to follow these hand motions with your eyes. As you follow the motions you may expereince emotions and body sensations then you will shift your thoughts and healing begins.

The eye motion you will make during a session is similar to the motion your eyes make during deep REM (Rapid Eye Motion) sleep. EMDR taps into your natural capacity to integrate and heal your own unique experiences.

What is EMDR ?

Whiteboard Animation - EMDR - National Center for PTSD


Bessel van der Kolk on Effective Trauma Treatment with EMDR


The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has noted that EMDR is effective for treating symptoms of acute and chronic PTSD. According to the APA, EMDR may be particularly useful for people who have trouble talking about the traumatic events they've experienced.

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense have jointly issued clinical practice guidelines. These guidelines "strongly recommended" EDMR for the treatment of PTSD in both military and non-military populations.


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