What is EMDR Therapy?

Have you ever dislocated a joint and needed to get it re-set?  Just like the body, the brain sometimes requires an intervention before it can heal after a traumatic event.  This is exactly how EMDR works.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is one of the most extensively researched and recommended treatment modalities for trauma.  It often works faster than other treatment modalities and doesn’t require you to talk in detail (or at all) about what happened.

EMDR helps to release emotions that have been keeping you stuck so that your brain can resume it’s normal healthy processing of events.  EMDR is also used to identify and change persistent negative beliefs that resulted from adverse life experiences including trauma and childhood abuse and/or neglect.  For more information, please visit EMDR Institute, Inc.

What else can EMDR help with?

EMDR was originally developed to treat PTSD, but since then it’s been proven useful for resolving other problems including:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Complicated Grief
  • Dissociative Orders
  • Self Esteem
  • Phobias
  • Somatic Disorders
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Anger issues
  • Sexual and/or Physical Abuse
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

None of the above relates to you?

You may still benefit from EMDR.  Most people have some unprocessed memories from the past, meaning that the negative feelings and beliefs from back then can be re-triggered causing problems in the present.  EMDR is also a great way to gain new insights, strengthen resiliency, and make new neural connections.

Contact me today for a free phone consultation to see if EMDR might help you release what no longer serves you.