EMDR is a type of therapy that helps people who have experienced traumatic events or distressing memories. The goal of EMDR is to reduce the negative thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations associated with those traumatic experiences.
During an EMDR session, the therapist will guide the person through a series of eye movements, taps, or sounds while the person recalls the traumatic memory. These bilateral stimulations are used to stimulate both sides of the brain and help the person process the memory in a new and less distressing way.
The theory behind EMDR is that traumatic experiences can get "stuck" in our brains and continue to cause emotional and psychological distress. The bilateral stimulations used in EMDR help the brain reprocess the traumatic memory, allowing it to be stored in a more adaptive and less distressing way.
The process of EMDR can lead to the desensitization of the traumatic memory, meaning that the person becomes less emotionally reactive to it. It also aims to reprocess the memory, so the person can develop more adaptive thoughts and beliefs about themselves and the traumatic event.
EMDR may be effective in treating various trauma-related conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, phobias, and other psychological difficulties. It is important to note that EMDR should be conducted by a trained therapist who can create a safe and supportive environment for the individual seeking treatment.
EMDR had been originally established as helpful for PTSD, although it’s been proven useful for treatment in the following conditions: Panic Attacks Grief, Disturbing Memories (medical trauma), Phobias, Pain Disorders, Performance Anxiety, Addictions, Stress Reduction, Sexual and/or Physical Abuse, Body Dysmorphic Disorders, Personality Disorders
Anyone can benefit from EMDR including:
Covid-19 Survivors and impacted family members
Survivor or Witness of Gun Violence
Domestic Abuse Survivor
Yes. We use rEMDR that delivers visual and auditory bilateral stimulation (BLS) using a browser from the convenience of your home.
Please visit EMDRIA.
For additional questions, please contact us or schedule a free phone consult.
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