What is EMDR Therapy? Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful psychotherapy technique that has been proved to assist people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, disturbing memories, and PTSD. EMDR Therapy uses bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement or tactile or auditory stimulation which repeatedly activates the opposite sides of the brain, releasing emotional experiences that are “trapped” in the nervous system. This assists the neuropsychological system, the basis of the mind/body connection, to free itself of blockages and reconnect itself.
As troubling images and feelings are processed by the brain via the eye movement patterns of EMDR, resolution of the issues and a less disturbing and more peaceful state are achieved.
What Problems are clinically proven to be healed by EMDR Therapy?
Loss of a loved one
Victims of Violent Crimes
Traumatic events such as a car accidents or natural disaster
What additional problems can be helped with EMDR Therapy?
Unrealistic feelings of guilt and shame
Lack of motivation
Difficulty in trusting others
Low self esteem
Fear of being alone
EMDR assists patients in focusing more on feeling and less on the traumatic event, keeping them from replaying the event over and over. For most of our patients, the work is to develop and build positive neuro networks. The focus is to rebuild trust, while assisting our patients in finding a safe place both internally and externally to heal.