Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing or EMDR therapy is a safe and supportive individual therapy proven for the treatment of PTSD.  EMDR therapy assists the mind in healing from psychological trauma, much as the body heals from physical trauma. In EMDR therapy, the client is asked to target a memory as they also hold a different element of that memory, such as a thought, a feeling, or a sensation.  As the client lightly holds these aspects in mind, the therapist begins tracking the client’s eyes back and forth across the client’s field of vision or activating gently vibrating tactile sensors the client holds separately in each hand.  Clients are not required to verbally share the details of their trauma, but instead will think about aspects of the trauma as they receive the mild bilateral stimulation (visual or tactile).  This process is often very comforting and empowering for clients as they work to gain control over the memories rather than the memories having control over them.  EMDR is also used effectively in the treatment of anxiety,  grief,  and  depression.

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)