Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

WHAT IS EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. It has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. After the therapist and the client agree that EMDR therapy is a good fit, and begin to work together, the client will be asked to focus on a specific event.

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Attention will be given to a negative image, belief, and body feeling related to this event, and then to a positive belief that would indicate the issues was resolved. While the client focuses on the upsetting event, the therapist will begin sets of side-to-side eye movements, sounds, or taps. The client will be guided to notice what comes to mind after each set. They may experience shifts in insight or changes in images, feelings, or beliefs regarding the event. The client has full control to stop the therapist at any point if needed. The sets of eye movements, sounds, or taps are repeated until the event becomes less disturbing. A therapist trained in EMDR therapy uses a standardized protocol that incorporates elements from several treatment approaches. There are 8 phases of treatment. Schedule a consultation appointment today.

EMDR TREATMENT PHASES

History & Treatment Planning | Preparation | Assessment | Desensitization | Installation | Body Scan | Closure | Reevaluation

BENEFITS OF EMDR

  • Reduces stress & trauma

  • Helps with panic disorder

  • Improves Depression

  • Improves brain reorganization of thoughts/feelings

  • Reduces anxiety

  • Helps regulate emotions

GOOD CANDIDATES

  • Anyone with past psychological trauma

  • Those suffering from PTSD

  • People who suffer from depression

  • Anyone suffering from anxiety

  • Those who suffer panic attacks