EMDR Therapy2022-11-01T11:00:28-05:00

EMDR

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The foundation of EMDR treatment is that our emotional health and our physical state are intertwined. Trauma causes our brain to interpret and retain memories inaccurately. The wrong kind of storage can make old memories seem highly present. Clients may respond as they did at the time of the trauma in response to similar or unrelated stimuli in the present. The mind perceives the upsetting experience as occurring right now. EMDR uses bilateral stimulation (BLS), auditory tones, vibrations, or eye movements to accelerate the brain’s capacity to process and heal a troubling memory. BLS, which occurs naturally during REM sleep, causes the two sides of your brain to work together to reconstruct the memory.

what is

EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is a standardized trauma and anxiety treatment protocol. EMDR was initially used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but the use of EMDR has expanded to many other conditions over recent years. EMDR was developed in 1987 by Francine Shapiro.

what is

EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is a standardized trauma and anxiety treatment protocol. EMDR was initially used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but the use of EMDR has expanded to many other conditions over recent years. EMDR was developed in 1987 by Francine Shapiro.

who can benefit from

EMDR

EMDR Therapy can help adults and children of all ages. EMDR has been widely used to treat the following mental health issues and trauma related conditions:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Complicated grief and loss
  • Disturbing memories

  • Anxiety and panic attacks

  • Personality disorders

  • Depression, including bipolar disorders

  • Sexual assault and abuse

  • Performance anxiety

  • Stress

  • Pain disorders

  • Phobias

  • Nightmares and sleep disturbance

  • Substance abuse and addictions

  • Eating disorders

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heal past trauma with

EMDR Therapy

EMDR Therapy

The goal of EMDR therapy is to help you heal from past trauma by desensitizing and reprocessing the traumatic event. After the event has been reprocessed, the memory should feel neutral versus negative or intense.

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