Release Your Past
Control Your Present
Protect Your Legacy
Be Your ExtraOrdinary
Robert is the Owner of Grigore Counselling. He is an EMDRIA-Certified EMDR Therapist, and a Registered Clinical Counsellor, in Vancouver, BC. Canada.
Robert uses an expert blend of targeted EMDR processing and intuitive coaching that is able to deeply attune to the inner-most emotional needs of all his clients.
You might say, "healing others" is in Robert's blood, as he comes from a health care background where his father is still a highly respected doctor and heart surgeon in Ontario.
Robert is the author of the book, "You NEED Therapy. EMDR: Real People, With Real Problems, Getting Real Help." and has been featured in Global News BC, CBC Radio, CTV News, MindBody Radio, and other media.
In just ONE weekend you can expect to cure yourself from problems such as:
You don't need to spend years struggling...
When you decide to undergo this remarkable process of self-improvement, you will be getting a COMPLETE healing experience. EMDR works by "targeting" the entire neurological sequence within your brain that is responsible for your symptoms. Essentially, we say that EMDR is a "past, present, and future" healing approach. We go after the root of the problem, not just what's "happening today."
In ONE weekend (3 days), you will see massive improvement in areas like: confidence, self-love, self-control, acceptance, inner peace ... even if it seems impossible right now.
This isn't about learning how to cope better with your problems ... this is about eliminating your problems ->>> FAST!!
The ONE & DONE - Total Immersion Package is Right for You if:
Here's what some of Robert's past clients had to say about their experiences:
(Please note: pictures are stock photos, and only first initials are used in order to maintain client confidentiality.)
"When confronted with a difficult or hostile situation, I would freeze and be unable to advocate for myself, present my point of view, or respectfully challenge or disagree with the other person.
I had been struggling with these issues for my entire life (and I am a senior citizen). It left me with feelings of inadequacy and anger. I felt I could be bullied.
Working with Robert, I felt heard, understood, and safe.
Since the treatment, I have astonished myself at my ability to speak up and express myself effectively when the stakes are high. I am not vulnerable to being verbally or psychologically bullied or shut down. I actively use my (Container) and have nicknamed it Pandora's Box. I have had several situations arise where, without even thinking about it, I no longer freeze. An unexpected outcome is that I have lost my shyness or reluctance to introduce myself to strangers who are influential.
I would recommend Robert’s services. If you are unsure of the method he uses, EMDR, do the research on the treatment to your satisfaction. If you are unsure if Robert is the right fit for you, meet with him as he will discuss any concerns you may have."
"Anxiety and depression ailed me intermittently from an early age. The anxiety and depression was mild to start and I never thought to seek any treatment. I was frequently told that I was overly sensitive, needed to toughen up and that I should just stop worrying. Feeling self-conscious about what went on in my mind, I suffered silently. I felt my symptoms were manageable since I was able to function on a day to day basis.
Some unfortunate events then took place and I also experienced multiple losses of loved ones. With no tools to cope and feeling completely alone I developed panic attacks and fell deep into depression.
At times I felt as though I couldn't breath and I was always exhausted. It became difficult to concentrate at work and I isolated myself from all friends and family. I no longer felt that I could function in society and became fearful to leave my house.
Whilst the anti-depressants helped, I knew that I did not want to be on medication for the rest of my life. My doctor referred me to Robert Grigore.
At first I was reluctant to even work with Robert because I thought I would perhaps be more comfortable with a female counsellor. After speaking with Robert over the phone I completely changed my mind. He was compassionate and easy to talk to. He was also the first person to introduce EMDR to me. I liked the idea of a different type of therapy that didn't just consist of talking about your problems.
During my EMDR treatment with Robert I greatly appreciated his professionalism, patience and overall kind demeanor. Robert helped me wean off the anti-depressants and now I am fully functioning and happy. It is a very satisfying feeling to be free of medication and truly healed in the mind. I cannot thank Robert enough for the difference he made in my life."
A, Medical Professional
"I wanted to understand better the dynamics between my parents and their relationship to me, as I always knew they were at the root of my self-destructive behaviour and unrealistically high expectations - from myself and others. All my life, I was promiscuous, short-tempered, demanding and easily bored, while always longing to be in a relationship; jealous of other people's professional success, insecure about my own accomplishments; picking at my skin since early teenage years. I'm almost 40 now.
I was having to work with the public and children on a daily basis and having to cover up scars and pretend everything is fine was at best exhausting, mostly really hard, the hardest being able to forgive and love myself despite all the horrible things I was doing to myself. More than once I thought I would lose my mind and the pain and self-judgement were almost unbearable.
Apart from spiritual work, working with Robert has been the best thing I could have done for myself, by far: Robert helped me understand and overcome my deeply rooted traumas; he also helped 'organize' chaotic visions and emotional experiences I had from using hallucinogenic plants. Not only did he help me deal with my pre-existing problems, he also gave me imporant tools to use on my own in the future.
I am much more at peace, I feel I released the last bits of trauma and self-doubt/hate in session with Robert. I barely pick at my skin anymore; I don't crave sex the way I used to. I feel light and in the best place I've been my whole life. I was already moving in the right direction but Robert helped me 'cement' it.
I've been happily single (not necessarily sexless) for a while now and feel better than ever in my own company. I also feel I have lots to share with the world, but I'm finally becoming the most important person in my life. Just the way I am. :)
I absolutely recommend Robert by all means. He is a kind, respectful, deeply caring human being, and also very knowledeable. I fully trust his professionalism and am touched by the genuine interest and love of his work. If you're already on the fence (about working with Robert)-it means you're ready. You wouldn't be considering working with Robert if you didn't feel deep down you are ready to know yourself better."
M, Professional Musician
“Before I started my sessions with Robert, I was in a depression that had followed me on and off for years. My mental health issues were preventing me from being able to pursue my ambitions and think clearly. I was also experiencing symptoms of depersonalization and blurred vision due to my depression that made it hard for me to relate to my surroundings. After frequent EMDR sessions, I was back to a place of stability which eventually lead to complete mental and visual clarity. I have been depression-free for one year now, despite many traumatic events taking place involving death and sickness of family members, which typically would have triggered a depressive episode. Robert is kind, patient and understanding, and I would highly recommend his service for anyone dealing with symptoms of depression."
"After decades of self-help, meditation and 1.5 years of talk therapy to work through abandonment issues that started when I was 4 years old, I was still suffering from anxiety and self-doubt. I had yet to resolve the “heart of the matter.” Fortunately, I discovered Robert Grigore...working with Robert helped me progress so much that I was able to navigate through sticky family situations with assertive calmness at last. And that's just the beginning. I can only say I wish I had discovered Robert sooner."
"I was looking for the right therapist to work with, during my stay in Vancouver. I Googled EMDR therapists in the Vancouver area and a lot of profiles came up. I chose to contact Robert as his words on his profile resonated with me, he wrote about healing inner conflict and awakening one's potential. I had several very intense EMDR sessions with Robert while I was in Vancouver. He is very focused and doesn't lose sight of why I went to him. Before we started the work, he asked me about specific issues that I wanted to bring to awareness and we focused on those. He has the ability to read in between the lines, pick up important elements that I myself may not have been aware of. I would recommend Robert very highly for his professionalism, his focus and dedication and the open mindedness he brings to his work with his clients."
S, Hollywood Actor
"I was skeptical of EMDR before I started working with Robert. However, because my partner had tried it and had positive results I had decided to give it a try. I suffered from on-going anxiety that was not unbearable but certainly degraded the quality of my life. Over the course of treatment with Rob I noticed a reduction in my anxiety; I especially noticed it in certain situations that used to trigger me, such as being stuck in traffic, being tail-gated on the road, and through navigating difficult conversations. Rob is a very caring and professional therapist. Thank you for the amazing work that you do."
R, Performance Coach
"I was dealing with trauma from relocating and losing my job suddenly, and family trauma both past and present. Healing from these things is a problem for however long they plague you until you get help. My trauma manifested in depression, anxiety, lower self esteem, and isolation. Robert makes you feel totally at ease sharing anything, because he explains the process so well and has such a kind and professional manner that sets you at ease. He is also very thoughtful and thorough. He helped me to let go of some deep seated limiting beliefs that I hadn’t realized were what was making it so hard to get through the current traumas in my life. And he provided me with some super helpful techniques to release immediate anxiety. I would definitely recommend Robert. The EMDR technique he uses adds the physical energetic reset that makes the difference between continually going back to revisit a problem - because you can’t quite let go of the core of it - and moving on from it.
Don’t wait – try it – it can’t hurt – it truly helps!!!"
L, Freelance Arts Professional, Performance Coach
"The root of our (my partner and I) problem was processing, awareness and communication of our emotions. The symptoms of our problems were miscommunication, misunderstanding each other and jumping into conclusions. This kept piling up and resulted into trust and intimacy issues.
The problems have been ongoing for almost two years prior to seeing Robert.
My partner and I had been impacted by lack of trust nd intimacy issues. I had started feeling hopeless in our relationship. I was carrying a huge weight that did not allow me to live a healthy mental, emotional and physical life.
Mental- I noticed making more mistakes during work. Needing significantly more time alone to relax. Emotional- I started yelling in an attempt to be heard. I felt hopeless. Physical- I had 20% of my usual energy to eat healthy and exercise. I had trouble getting quality sleep. I had nightmares.
Robert made me feel welcomed, understood and supported. Robert worked on both our relationship and our individual selves. He was very knowledgeable.
My partner and I are significantly more aware of our emotions. We are more equipped to process them and communicate them to one another. We are able to use these emotions to grow a stronger bond between one another. Before meeting Robert, our emotions were building a barrier between us; pushing us apart. Now, our emotions are a means of connecting and strengthening our bond.
On the individual spectrum, after EMDR, I feel more emotionally intelligent. I can process my emotions significantly better. I am more aware of my emotions. I can communicate them better. Moreover, I can continue improving myself on my own. Robert taught us how to fish as opposed to giving us a dinner.
I would recommend Robert for individuals and/ or couples. I would recommend Robert for anyone who suffered a strong trauma. EMDR is a great method for processing your own emotions.
Robert is a professional, knowledgeable and supportive person. EMDR is an excellent tool to process your emotions. It worked very well with me."
"I was having great difficulty dealing with extremely passive aggressive people at work. This went for several months and was happening in meetings that I could not avoid and over email. I was having fight or flight responses. I couldn’t focus on my job. I brought home all my worries, rage and frustration.
Working with Robert was great – he is very empathic and professional. He helped me articulate the concerns and zero in on them. I appreciated that it was not necessary to drill down into every detail of my past, but rather, localize the issue and treat it directly. Robert also does not work with a big ego – he was very receptive to my feedback and changed course if something wasn’t working. He is very client centred and does not bring his own ego needs into sessions.
My life has improved hugely. While these same people are still difficult to work with, I do not have the same emotional reactions to them and have reclaimed my own power in situations with them. I feel much tougher and more resilient than before seeing Robert.
I would highly recommend working with Robert. If you are in a tough emotional/psychological situation that is impacting your functioning, it *can* be resolved. You don’t have to live with personal dysfunction due to past experiences. Robert can be part of the journey to making yourself whole."
K. Union activist
"I had been struggling with severe anxiety (for 22 years) which was rooted in a strong fear of rejection and negative belief that I was inferior. My depression and anxiety were crippling me. I was unable to leave my house some days.
Robert was warm, empathetic, and compassionate. I felt at ease with him right away. He listened to all of my thoughts in an empathetic and helpful way but also shared some small things about himself which helped me to feel validated and feel like he was “a person” not just a therapist.
Everything has changed — my situation hasn’t changed at all but I am much more capable of dealing with it. I spend less time “recharging” at home and for that reason I have more time to LIVE MY LIFE. My friends and loved ones have noticed a shift in me and have told me that I am: more authentic, lighter, my energy is less heavy, happier, more energetic, and I was even told that my posture is better! I have already recommended Robert to others.
The cost may seem prohibitive but it is an investment in yourself and your health and it’s the most important investment!"
A, Master's Student
"My major concern was dealing with rape PTSD and all the myriad negative things I had dealt with that was related to that. For four chaotic and dark years, it changed every single aspect of my life. Nothing went untouched by this. My whole world turned upside down. Everything blew up in my face. My reputation, sense of identity and understanding of the world shattered. My personality changed dramatically. My interests changed dramatically. It was like I became another person and I had no control over it. Everything was impacted by rape. From the way I wore my makeup, to the people I associated with, to how I viewed myself, my relationships in life, work, everything changed.
From the very beginning Robert was so attentive to every detail and very organized. He responded to emails very quickly, was sensitive to any need I brought up, and handled everything professionally with care, and without judgement. I was amazed at how much he paid attention to the little things. I was so ready to tackle this trauma and get some sense of worth and meaning back into my life. Being stuck in such a delicate state, and being a highly sensitive person, I needed the right therapist and Robert proved himself to be it from the very beginning.
After treatment, "nothing changed" on the outside. But inside, everything changed. Something like rape will forever change you. Coming to terms with that, finding a new sense of identity that feels right, as well as some sense of purpose again, is a very difficult thing to navigate. Through the EMDR process I was able to "come back down" to myself and find stability in my mind and heart, and come to peace with my past. I was able to find the good in the bad about the situations I faced, but moreso in myself. For the first time in my life I experienced the feeling of being worthy enough to be cared for, loved, heard, protected and to have time spent on me. A beautiful domino effect happened. I can say that now I live with greater confidence about my boundaries, my worth, my individuality, and my right to navigate my life for my needs and interests. It's a remarkably huge step in my life!
Without doubt I would recommend Robert! I already strongly suggested to a few friends that they should go! Learn about EMDR and if it seems remotely worth spending your time on, DO IT. Sign up with Robert and get started on making the changes you want in your life! Whatever is holding you back from going through this healing process, sacrifice it. If you are not whole and healed and healthy then nothing else in your life will be either. It all starts with you!"
T, Landscape Architect
"I first started to see Robert when I was having a hard time trying to balance my life and my new supervisor/ foreman position. I was given an opportunity by a friend to meet Robert. I was nervous at first. I didn’t know if I felt comfortable enough to even talk to someone about myself.
After my first visit I knew right away that this EMDR was exactly what I was looking for! I had a great connection with Robert. He is very polite, easy to talk to and work with. Robert helped me change from being someone who would get angry or triggered easily and would lash out at friends and co workers to a more calm and understanding type of person. I am way less stressed out with my anxiety in my life and at work!
The only advice I can give is, if you come across an opportunity like I did to meet Robert, Take It! It is the best thing I have done for myself.
Thank you Robert Grigore for allowing me to become In control of myself.
"I had a number of experiences as a child and young adult that led me to be unable to trust others. I was quick to think people were lying or manipulating me, and often felt deeply hurt, betrayed and would go into “flight” mode. I pushed people away, ended relationships and almost quit my jobs. I suffered deeply and wasn’t able to manage my reactivity. This problem followed me from childhood in to my fifties.
The people who love and care for me came to anticipate conflict, rejection and accusation. They hurt when I cut them out of my life.
For a long time, I protected myself by avoiding relationships where I felt vulnerable, and didn’t give people access to my true self. I was lonely and unfulfilled. When I finally chose to be vulnerable with someone, my relationship cycled through misunderstanding, hurt, break ups, reconciliation and regret. Even though I could see how my reactions hurt me and my partner, I couldn’t seem to stop the emotional cascade that would happen so quickly.
Working with Robert was remarkable. I achieved all the goals I set for myself. I felt safe, supported and genuinely connected. Since working with him, I have faced some extremely stressful situations that would have led to emotional flooding, reactivity and sabotaging my relationships just a few months ago.
After working with Robert, I was able to prevent myself from sliding into “trauma mode”. I didn’t jump to conclusions and was even able to communicate with my partner about what happened and how I was feeling. This meant that when the next stressful event occurred, I was able to face it with my new skills and a sense of connection with the people who support me. The stress didn’t compound the way it used to.
I would recommend Robert to everyone. The sessions were tailored to my goals and needs, and were structured in way that was safe, effective and even efficient!
The evidence supports this modality of treatment for trauma, and Robert is an expert. I am grateful I chose to work with Robert- the benefits of my sessions with him exceeded what I imagined was possible for me."
D, Healthcare provider
"I was experiencing trauma from the loss of my mother who suffered from a devastating illness, as well as other difficult life events. It had been going on for over ten years! I was experiencing frequent nightmares which left me waking up feeling distraught and almost reliving the grief.
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience of working with Robert. After failed attempts at traditional talk therapy, I felt a little apprehensive about trying EMDR. However, one hour into treatment and I knew it was the right decision. Robert made me feel at ease and comfortable throughout the entire process of going through difficult life events, and reprocessing the memories.
When I left Robert’s office, I instantly felt as though progress had been made. Since then, I have not experienced any nightmares, and I genuinely believe that I have gained a greater insight and understanding into my inner self.
Robert is an expert in his field. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to others. Facing our problems is never easy, but Robert simplifies the process of working through trauma. Working with Robert is an investment in your mental health, and that, in my opinion, is 100% worthwhile."
The ONE & DONE Total Immersion Package is remarkably powerful.
We can guarantee you've never experienced anything like it.
Forget YOU Version 2.0, think: YOU Version ExtraOrdinary!!
NOBODY else is offering guaranteed results for their services like I can, because I know this works. If for some reason you do not record any decrease in your distress by the end of the weekend, I'll give you your money back. After hundreds of clients, I can still stand behind this guarantee with complete confidence, because I'm positive this will change your life - FAST and FOR REAL.
My time is EXTREMELY valuable to me, so think of this guarantee like I'm investing in you should you qualify for my services. Worst case scenario for you: you spend three days with me :)
This is really a no-brainer here, you have NOTHING to lose, as you're going to get AMAZING RESULTS after just ONE weekend! You really cannot get treatment like this anywhere else in the world!
I stand by my confidence in the One & Done program, just as I stand by my confidence in you too.
1. Does EMDR hurt?
No. Not in the traditonal sense. Since this is a process of activiating traumatic memories in order to finally process them ONCE & FOR ALL, you will have to be comfortable with experiencing some distress. However, it's very important to note: This is the very last time you will need to think about these difficult memories. After this weekend, you're free!
2. What if it doesn't work for me?
Don't worry, it will. EMDR works by changing the neural networks in your brain. Regardless of whether you believe it will work or not, it will - it's as much a physical process as it is a psychological one.
3. How is the day broken up? I don't think I can sit for 5 hours straight!
Robert can't sit for 5 hours either! You will be taking breaks approximatly every 1.5 - 2 hours (for 5-10 minutes) to allow for restroom breaks, to stretch your legs, drink water, etc. You will have a one hour lunchtime break as well, and space for snacks. Also, you are in complete control - if you need a break, just let Robert know, and you will pause there.
4. What time will we start, and when do we finish each day?
You will start bright and early, each day at 9:00 am, and finish around 2:30 pm (give or take a few minutes depending on how your processing goes).
5. I'm from out of town, is there a hotel nearby where I can stay?
Conveniently, there is a Delta Hotel right behind Robert's office. If you choose to stay there for the weekend, it's basically an elevator ride down, and one up to Robert's office. This makes the most sense from a convenience standpoint, but feel free to stay wherever you like for the weekend.
6. Should I be bringing my family to stay with me for the weekend?
Certainly we can't say "no," but we would like for you to weigh the amount of stress brought on by having your family responsibilities versus the stress relieved by being free of such responsibilties for the weekend. We recommend that if families are to join you during this time, that very strict boundaries are established which allows for you to rest enough for the next day. If this weekend is part of a trip, you could always make plans for the family to join you after you are done the weekend, and then enjoy their company - stress free! (Please note that by no means are we saying your family is "stressful all the time," but we are saying that you will be undergoing quite a bit of psychological work, and sometimes even our favourite people can be experienced as stressful at times.) You be the judge here!
7. What should I expect to experience during my processing?
Everyone has different experiences when they are processing. But you can expect to experience some combination of the following: physical sensations, emotional expressions, sights, sounds, smells, visual pictures or mental scenes from the past, present, and future, insights about yourself and your life experiences, reduction in felt-disturbances of traumatc memories, and more. The important thing to remember is that this is a natural process that everyone can go through, and also, you've already experienced the worst of it - and survived. As you begin desensitizing and reprocessing your past memories, you will also be improving your tolerance of stress, and you will feel as if you are getting stronger...and you will be.
8. Do I need to bring anything?
Not really. Robert will have everything you need to be comfortable in the office for the weekend. Although, some clients prefer to bring some of their own items for comfort.
9. What if I feel I need more sessions after the weekend is over?
This weekend is designed to give you the absolute best step in your healing journey. With that said, as amazing as it is, "life happens," and you can still have areas of your life that you may want to improve. They will not be the same issues you were working on during the weekend because once a memory is reprocessed, it's reprocessed - you never need to process it again. However, we are complicated beings, and there may still be some issues that you may want to work through. Feel free to ask Robert about it, you can always set up future appointments.
If you are not finished processing for whatever reason at the end of the package, Robert will continue with you until you have completely processed the belief network - free of charge.
10. What if I am finished processing before the end of the third day?
Even better right!? Enjoy your new authentic you. During the time you are alotted, Robert will be on-call (until 2:30 pm) in case anything "comes up" during your stay. You can always return for a quick processing if needed.
“The speed at which change occurs during EMDR contradicts the traditional notion of time as essential for psychological healing. Shapiro has integrated elements from many different schools of psychotherapy into her protocols, making EMDR applicable to a variety of clinical populations and accessible to clinicians from different orientations.”
Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD Professor of Psychiatry,
Boston University School of Medicine
“EMDR quickly opens new windows on reality, allowing people to see solutions within themselves that they never knew were there. And it’s a therapy where the client is very much in charge, which can be particularly meaningful when people are recovering from having their power taken away by abuse and violation.”
Laura S. Brown, Ph.D.
“EMDR provides a proven approach to address the trauma that can interfere with healthy grief and mourning following the loss of a loved one.”
Therese A. Rando, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director
The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Loss
“EMDR is the most revolutionary, important method to emerge in psychotherapy in decades.”
Herbert Fensterheim, Ph.D.
“EMDR is the most revolutionary, important method to emerge in psychotherapy in decades.”
Herbert Fensterheim, Ph.D.
“A lifesaving process for battered women…everyone who has experienced the psychological pain from abuse or knows someone who has should know about EMDR!”
Lenore Walker, Ed.D. ABPP
Domestic Violence Institute
We believe that eliminating the impacts of trauma on those around the world, via EMDR treatment, is giving the human race the best possible chance of evolving and in turn, protecting our planet.
This is why 5% of gross revenue from each package purchased is donated to EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs (EMDRHAP), which provides trauma-relief via EMDR to: First Responders, Nonprofits, Women and Children, Disaster Survivors, International Aid, and Veterans.
* We are not responsible for the number of traumatic memories you have, or for the speed at which you process them, only for developing a treatment plan, and facilitating first-class EMDR processing.
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