What is EMDR? Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy Explained
EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to focus briefly on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms.
What can be treated with EMDR?
-Trauma: military, natural disasters, sexual or physical or emotional abuse, neglect or abandonment, loss, witnessing a tragedy, neighborhood violence, first responder trauma, medical trauma, adverse childhood experiences including attachment wounds, adoption trauma
-Adjustment distress: moves, separations, changes
-Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Grief, Anger Management
-Self-esteem, self-doubt, imposter syndrome
-Social anxiety, performance anxiety,
-Interpersonal problems including couples work
-Long-Covid, somatic disorders, eating disorders
-so much more....