WHAT IS EMDR THERAPY?
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a structured, therapeutic process that helps resolve traumatic memories and disturbing life experiences. This is an evidence-based therapy and is endorsed by mental health organizations across the globe including the American Psychiatric Association, the Department of Defense and the World Health Organization. Over the past 25 years, millions of people have been helped by EMDR.
HOW DOES EMDR WORK?
When something traumatic is experienced in the body, the brain does not always process the event completely and may continue to react as though it is experiencing ongoing threats to safety. EMDR essentially allows the recollection to move to a more functional part of the brain where it is remembered as an event in the past. Sounds, smells and images no longer trigger panic in the body, and equilibrium is restored.
In recent years, EMDR has gained worldwide recognition as being one of the most effective methods of rapidly alleviating trauma related symptoms as well as more common issues of low self-esteem, feelings of powerlessness, and a myriad of other issues.
EMDR CAN HELP WITH:
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Abuse (emotional, physical, sexual)
Grief and loss
If you think EMDR might be helpful for you or someone you know, please email or call me for a free 15-minute consultation.