[Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing]
EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
EMDR shows the brain that it can in fact heal from psychological trauma as much as the body recovers from physical trauma.*
Often times when we experience something distressing or traumatic, the image or memory of that experience becomes stuck in the brain as if it is frozen in time. This can cause the brain to relive or re-experience those traumatic memories repeatedly leaving people with intense emotional pain. Using bilateral stimulation via eye movements, tapping, or sounds, we are able to assist the brain in returning to its natural healing process. When working through the phases of EMDR, the memories will remain intact but the symptoms and emotional distress from those memories will be decreased or neutralized.
While EMDR was originally created by Dr. Francine Shapiro to treat PTSD, it can also be used to assist in the treatment of anxiety, grief and loss, eating disorders, depression, fears and phobias, OCD, self-esteem, addictions, and much more.
To watch an excellent video that describes EMDR, how it works, and what to expect during an EMDR session, click on the link below:
*Excerpt taken from EMDR.com
EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION
Stimulate your brain’s natural ability to process life events so that you can let go of the emotional distress connected to your past.