Maybe you’ve heard about EMDR from a friend or you were recommended to do it by your therapist. You hear it’s the “gold standard for the treatment of trauma” but don’t understand how, or maybe you’re even scared to do it.
A to-do list of things to distract you from a habit that is harmful for you.
So you might be ready to talk about what happened… Here’s a guide to how to start therapy and what to expect in the process.
Validation is letting the other person know that you hear them by affirming their thoughts, feelings, or experience. Validation is not saying that they are right, wrong, or anything else. It allows the other person to feel that their lived experience is accepted.