What is EMDR
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a type psychotherapy which has been very successful in helping people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, depression, disturbing memories, post-traumatic stress and many other emotional problems. EMDR is considered a breakthrough therapy because of it simplicity and the fact that it can bring quick and lasting relief for most types of emotional distress.
EMDR therapy uses bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement, or tactile stimulation, which activates the opposite sides of the brain, releasing emotional experiences that are “trapped” in the nervous system. This assists the neurophysiological 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 more peaceful state are achieved.
What problems are helped by EMDR?
The studies to date show a high degree of effectiveness with the following conditions:
- Car accident
- Witness to violence
- Childhood trauma and/ or abuse
- Physical abuse & sexual abuse
- Victims of violent crimes
- Performance anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship problems
How do I know if EMDR is right for me?
There are a number of factors to consider when evaluating the appropriateness of EMDR therapy for a client’s particular situation and history.
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