EMDR Therapy

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What Is EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from different treatment approaches.

EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

How Does EMDR Work?

EMDR therapy is an integrative psychotherapy method that uses a technique called bilateral stimulation to repeatedly activate opposite sides of the brain. Therapists often use eye movements to facilitate bilateral stimulation. These eye movements mimic the period of sleep referred to as rapid eye movement or REM sleep, and this portion of sleep is frequently considered to be the time when the mind processes the recent events in the person’s life.

EMDR seems to help the brain reprocess the trapped memories in such a way that normal information processing is resumed. Therapists often use EMDR to help clients uncover and process beliefs that developed as the result of relational traumas, or childhood abuse and/or neglect. For a more detailed explanation please visit the EMDR Institute, Inc.

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What Does EMDR Therapy Help?

EMDR had been originally established as helpful for PTSD, although it’s been proven useful for treatment in the following conditions:

  • Panic Attacks
  • Complicated Grief
  • Dissociative Orders
  • Disturbing Memories
  • Phobias
  • Pain Disorders
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Stress Reduction
  • Sexual and/or Physical Abuse
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

    EMDR therapy can help you process emotions & gain peace.

    EMDR therapy can be a great benefit to those who identify with the following:

    Do you experience distressing emotions that appear to you, and perhaps to others, to be excessive given the current situation?

    Do you tend to be highly reactive to certain triggers?

    Is there one or more dysfunctional beliefs that you believe about yourself that on an intellectual level you know is not true?

    Do you find yourself avoiding certain places, people, or activities because they trigger distressing memories?

    Are there moments when you feel disconnected from yourself or your surroundings, almost as if you're watching your life from the outside?

    EMDR therapy can be a sanctuary for people of color to safely reprocess and heal from past traumas, enhancing resilience and understanding within a context of shared experience and trust.

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