We all have thoughts and feelings and some of these thoughts and feelings can perpetuate and reinforce bad habits. A psychologist can help you to change your behaviour by working with what you think and what you feel.
The psychologists at Medifit Reha rehabilitation centre work with various methods, mainly cognitive behavioural therapy, however, if necessary, there are other methodologies added in the treatment.
Within the treatment it is possible to shape the intensity of the therapy, from a more coaching approach to a therapeutic treatment.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and is an effectively proven treatment method for processing unpleasant experiences.
EMDR was developed in 1989 by Francine Shapiro to process traumatic events. Certain events can deeply affect people’s lives. A large part of those affected can process these experiences on their own. In others, psychological symptoms develop.
The EMDR treatment will gradually cause the memory / trauma to lose its power and emotional charge. It therefore becomes easier and easier to think back to the original event. In many cases, the memory images themselves also change. The treatment helps to give the shocking experience a place in the person’s life history.
Cognitive behavioural therapy is a combination of both behavioural therapy and conversation therapy. One of the founders of this therapy, the American psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck, developed a theory and a treatment method in which the client’s cognitions were central: his thoughts, fantasies, memories, and his views on events.
Cognitive behavioural therapy is one of the most widely used forms of treatment in the Netherlands. It is a short-term, structured form of therapy that focuses on the present and the future. The client’s story is important, and you learn to interpret negative thoughts differently, you get a more objective view of your own feelings and perceptions. As a result, negative feelings can disappear, and behaviour will change.
It is a practical approach with training in the treatment room, in real life and through homework.