EMDR and Trauma

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapeutic technique that is used to heal trauma and other emotional conditions. I have found that EMDR can be dramatically successful in unblocking memories and behavior patterns that are “stuck,” often at a much faster rate than through conventional therapy.

EMDR puts memories where they belong — in the past.

EMDR does not involve the use of drugs or hypnosis. It is a simple, non-invasive client-therapist collaboration based on bilateral stimulation: right/left eye movements, tactile stimulation, or sound. This stimulation activates the opposite sides of the brain to release emotional experiences that are “trapped” in the nervous system. The result is that painful memories are unblocked, and the mind-brain is able to resolve long-standing psychological distress.

To help you understand how EMDR works and the kinds of memories and phobias it can help resolve, I’ve written this EMDR Case Study.

EMDR was developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro, who first discovered the connection between bilateral eye movements and the processing of traumatic memories. In the late 1980s she developed a therapeutic protocol for patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, which has proven to be extremely successful. Since then, EMDR has also been found effective in treating phobias, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, and other dysfunctions. You can read more at the EMDR Institute.

Call today to learn if EMDR is right for you.

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