What is emdr
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an integrative psychotherapy approach used to treat many types of psychological problems. It has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. To date, EMDR has been approved by the American Psychiatric Association, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Defense, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and the World Health Organization as an effective form of therapy to treat PTSD and other trauma related conditions.
Unresolved early experiences can negatively influence our daily thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. EMDR uses bilateral stimulation (though eye movements, bilateral sound, or bilateral tactile stimulation) combined with beliefs, visualization, and attention to body awareness as a way to process upsetting memories more effectively. The goal of EMDR therapy is to leave you with the emotions, understanding, and perspectives that will lead to healthy and useful behaviors and interactions.
We can discuss the option of utilizing EMDR as a part of your treatment if you are interested. More information about EMDR can be found on emdria.org or emdr.com
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