EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective evidence-based psychotherapy that helps people with PTSD, complex trauma, performance and test anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, childhood abuse, rape, car accidents, loss of a loved one, work accidents, assault, physical abuse, sexual abuse, bad temper and many other conditions.

EMDR therapy uses bilateral stimulation, right and left movement, or tactile stimulation, which repeatedly activates the opposite sides of the brain, releasing emotional experiences that are “trapped” in the nervous system.

 

 

With repeated sets of eye movements, the memory tends to change in such a way that it loses its painful intensity and simply becomes a neutral memory of an event in the past. Moreover, other associated memories may also heal at the same time. This linking of related memories can lead to a rapid improvement in many aspects of your life (Francine Shapiro).

EMDR utilizes an 8-phase, 3-pronged, approach to treatment that optimizes sufficient client stabilization before, during, and after the reprocessing of distressing and traumatic memories and associated stimuli. The intent of the EMDR approach to psychotherapy is to facilitate the client's innate ability to heal.

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