What is EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR incorporates a set of standardized protocols that help provide a release from disturbing memories and emotions.

How does EMDR work?

EMDR therapy uses a technique called bilateral stimulation to repeatedly activate both sides of the brain.  Bilateral stimulations, which can be visual, auditory or tactile, helps activate the brain so that it can reprocess disturbing memories.  Therapists often use EMDR to help clients uncover and process beliefs that developed as the result of relational traumas or childhood abuse and/or neglect. For a more detailed explanation please visit EMDR Institute, Inc.

What does EMDR help?

EMDR can be helpful for PTSD.  It’s also proven useful for treating the following conditions:

  • Panic Attacks
  • Complicated Grief
  • Dissociative Orders
  • Disturbing Memories
  • Phobias
  • Pain Disorders
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Stress Reduction
  • Sexual and/or Physical Abuse
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

If you have suffered a trauma or believe that EMDR might be helpful, please contact me.  I am trained to do Attachment-Focused EMDR by the Parnell Institute and am able to do it both online and in person.

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