“Overcoming pain based on EMDR” was brought to you by Mark Grant, well known Australian psychologist/researcher and writer. Mark is particularly interested in developing resources that sufferers of pain and stress can use to make a real difference in their suffering. He is motivated to do what works best for his clients rather than what the ‘accepted wisdom’ might say. But he maintains a scientific approach and has conducted several studies regarding the efficacy of EMDR as a treatment for chronic pain.
“Overcoming pain based on EMDR” mobile application is using recent discoveries from brain science to alleviate chronic pain and severe stress.
The application comprises 3 playlists for controlling pain and associated stress that can maintain pain.
Each playlist is designed with different goals in mind. Where the first playlist called “Mental Healing strategies” is aimed to alleviate mild or moderate chronic pain, the second playlist called “Sensory Healing strategies” will help when you are too tired, sore or distressed to employ the pain pathway strategy from the first playlist. And the last playlist called “Stress Management” is focused on reducing your stressful feelings that can maintain and exacerbate chronic pain.
The playlists are designed to compliment each other; so if your pain is severe using the strategies in “Sensory Healing strategies” should help bring it under control enough for you to benefit from the tracks in “Mental Healing strategies” and listening to the “Stress Management” tracks regularly, when your pain is tolerable, will bring your overall stress levels down and decrease the pain-related activity in your body and your brain. The tracks in “Mental Healing strategies” and “Stress management” can be listened to anywhere anytime, but the tracks in “Sensory Healing strategies” require external materials and preparation.
One of the key elements of this app is bilateral stimulation (bls), which is derived from EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). In conjunction with focused attention bls uses sensory stimulation to change physical emotional and cognitive processes associated with chronic pain (as well as trauma and stress).
For best results you should listen to the tracks that incorporate bls with headphones or hear-buds. You can use the app anytime anywhere but a quiet environment when you don’t feel too overwhelmed by stress or physical discomfort is best.
If you don’t get the response you expect when listening to the tracks never force yourself or get frustrated, just relax and trust that the relief you are seeking will happen sooner or later.
While every effort has been made to provide a genuinely useful resource this app should not be considered a substitute for professional advice or treatment. In addition to standard medical care you should at the consider seeking psychotherapy, improving your diet, exercising regularly etc.
For curious minds there’s a number of articles presented in the application where you can read more about both EMDR and chronic pain and bilateral stimulation healing effect.
You can also read more about chronic pain and how to overcome it from the Mark Grant’s book called “Change Your Brain Change Your Pain” which you can also order by following the link in “Overcoming pain based on EMDR” placed under “Other Resources” section.
Three new video tracks were added to 'Mental Healing' playlist.
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Life-Changing for Victim of Childhood Abuse
This app is incredibly affordable and has an amazing user friendly, clean, and chic UI. I have CPTSD from childhood narcissistic abuse and I find other apps like head space too fluffy and not really relevant to my trauma. My anxiety and depression were multiple layers more complex than regular anxiety and depression and all changes are superficial unless related to the core of my trauma. This app helps me peel off the layers of my depression and anxiety. The app is very well made and the voice of Mark is incredibly empathetic and soothing. The visuals are great. My only hope would be to add a little eye movement section. Thank you so much for making this life-changing app for abuse victims!
Some good, some not so good
On the super fantastic plus side, it absolutely can help alleviate your pain. I have had migraines that nothing helps for several decades and with this app I have been able to stop several of them in their tracks.
On the frustrating side is that the tracks don’t work well and are glitchy unless they are downloaded and several of them simply won’t download, which means they can’t be used at all. I reached out to the provided email but didn’t hear back. Shame. Also, once you try to download them, they just spin and spin (for days and weeks) and there is no way to stop it which means it is continually bogging down your phone in the background.
Oh well, close to great but very frustrating.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.