Some people may fear that EMDR will make them lose control over their thoughts, feelings, or actions. However, this is not true. EMDR does not cause anyone to lose control or do anything against their will. EMDR is a collaborative therapy that involves active participation from both the client and the therapist.

The client is always in control of what they want to work on and how much they want to share. The client can stop or slow down the therapy at any time if they feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable. The therapist will respect the client’s wishes and boundaries and will not push them beyond their limits.