Christina Janiga

Event Speaker

Christina Janiga


Christina Janiga (she/her) owns and operates a group private practice, Christina Janiga Psychotherapy in Burlington, Ontario. She is a Registered Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Certified EMDR Therapist, and a Consultant-in-Training for EMDR trained therapists taking their next steps to becoming certified with EMDRIA.

She provides EMDR therapy (along with other integrated approaches) primarily with adults looking for support with past childhood trauma, developmental trauma, complex PTSD, pre-verbal trauma, perinatal mental health and grief, traumatic birth, and other adverse life experiences. She offers both a traditional psychotherapy model as well as an EMDR intensive model.  

Christina believes in the importance of making high quality trauma treatment accessible to all communities and offers a specialized counselling internship program for Master’s level counselling psychology students. Through this internship she provides opportunities for interns to implement psychotherapy services to individuals at local maternal shelters.

With the complex nature of this demographic, she trains her psychotherapy students with trauma-informed interventions, including a Flash-like approach called Four Blinks. This technique is a simple, minimally intrusive intervention that gives new psychotherapist (not formally trained in EMDR) a direct trauma tool that helps their clients desensitize and process past traumas. 


4 Blinks
A Flash-like Approach to Processing Trauma

Speaker: Christina Janiga, RP, Clinical Supervisor, Certified EMDR Therapist

Learning outcomes

  • Gain a brief understanding of the overlap of EMDR, Flash, and Four Blinks
  • Gain an understanding of Memory Reconsolidation
  • Understand how to use the six steps of the Four Blinks Version of Flash
  • Understand how, where, and why the intervention may be necessary


Four Blinks is a simple, minimally intrusive intervention that gives psychotherapists (not formally trained in EMDR) a direct, reliable, predictable, and “safe” trauma processing tool that you can begin implementing with your clients. Once your clients learn this technique, they can use it outside of sessions.