EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) is recognized as a highly-effective and efficient therapy for the permanent elimination of symptoms related to stress, anxiety and trauma.
EMDR Therapy is an integrated model that incorporates aspects of psychodynamic, behavioral, experiential, cognitive, body-based and systems therapies. It is an eight-phase treatment that includes the use of eye movements or other left-right stimulation (side-to-side movements of the eyes, buzzers in either hand or alternating tones through headphones).
This unique (and kind of strange) therapy has been empirically proven to assist the brain in processing “stuck” memories. One theory relates it to what happens with rapid-eye movement sleep when we are dreaming and often processing events that have taken place in the day.
When memories keep replaying themselves over and over in our minds they are stuck and not processing through to completion. EMDR can help to stop that cycle and bring peace to our mind.
EMDR can help you recover from trauma, change the way you view past events and further develop as an individual. EMDR is considered a breakthrough therapy because of its simplicity and the fact that it can bring quick and lasting relief for most types of emotional distress.
Some things EMDR can help with...
- Distressing memories
- Anxiety disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Emotional, physical, or sexual abuse
- Childhood trauma
- Overwhelming fears
- Loss and grief