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Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an evidence-based treatment for trauma. Studies show EMDR can bring about substantial improvement in a short amount of time without the individual having to do outside homework. Unlike Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which involves extended, focused attention on the disturbing event, EMDR promotes an associative process that shows the connections of memories and current life experiences.

Benefits of EMDR

  • It can facilitate the processing of the traumatic event in the patient and the whole family.
  • It can rapidly reestablish a secure interpersonal relationship between the patient and his or her caregiver.
  • It can help manage the emotional vulnerability connected with physical vulnerability.

EMDR therapy is recommended as an effective treatment for trauma victims by numerous organizations, including the American Psychiatric Association, the Department of Defense and the World Health Organization.

What is EMDR?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a treatment approach designed to empower individuals to heal from emotional distress.

How can EMDR help?

When the brain is impacted by a disturbing event, the emotional wound can cause intense suffering. Clinicians can help individuals activate their natural healing processes during EMDR therapy training sessions.

Is EMDR right for me?

Some people may think that EMDR only helps people who suffer from severe experiences like abuse, war or near-death experiences. If you have suffered from these traumas, EMDR may be helpful, but EMDR can help with other issues.

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