Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of therapy led by an EMDR-trained therapist using the patient’s own rapid eye movements. It does not include any sort of talk therapy (like individual counseling). While it is a relatively new form of therapy, studies have proven it to be very effective. This may sound intriguing to anyone who has experienced distressing life experiences, though it is not recommended for everyone with a history of trauma. For this reason, we always do a screening beforehand to determine if someone is a good candidate for this treatment.
Reprocessing past memories.
When someone goes through trauma, their brain can get locked into the original experience. The picture, the sounds, what they felt, every part of it is relived whenever they are reminded of it. The goal of EMDR is to help the client adaptively process those stored memories of events because they were unable to effectively process them at the time or ever since. The approach of EMDR addresses the specifics of traumatizing memories such as images, beliefs, emotions, and even body sensations.
EMDR can help with:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Panic Disorder
- Victims of crime and violent assaults
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