EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
What is EMDR?
EMDR is a one-on-one form of psychotherapy that reduces trauma-related stress, anxiety, and depression symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and improves overall mental health functioning.
What Does it Work For?
EMDR therapy has proven to be very effective and useful for treating all degrees of trauma including:
- Sexual abuse
- Difficult divorces
- Self esteem
- Domestic abuse
- Disturbing memories from traumatic incidents like car accidents
- PTSD in military members
How Does it Work?
When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. 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.