Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

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What is EMDR?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.

How does EMDR work?

EMDR therapy shows that the mind can heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, it is possible to activate the mind’s natural healing processes. It uses short periods of bilateral stimulation (e.g. repeated sets of eye movements, or tapping) to allow difficult memories to lose their painful intensity and simply become neutral memories of past events. EMDR can lead to a dramatic and rapid improvement in many aspects of your life.

Who is it for?

EMDR is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms. Ongoing research supports positive clinical outcomes showing EMDR therapy as a helpful treatment for disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, addictions, and other distressing life experiences.