Heal the Negative Impact of the Past with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment developed to alleviate the emotional turmoil and distress caused by traumatic experiences.
Effectiveness of EMDR
EMDR is backed by 3 decades of research showing it’s remarkable capability to relieve symptoms of trauma. It is one of the most common therapy approaches used today for helping people overcome problems caused by disturbing events.
Due to it’s proven effectiveness for healing trauma symptoms and other disturbing experiences, EMDR is recognized by International Health and government agencies such as the World Health Organization, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, and the American Psychiatric Association.
Benefits of EMDR Therapy
Extensive research indicates that EMDR can effectively resolve trauma at a much faster rate than traditional therapies. Benefits include:
- Decrease feelings of anxiety, restlessness, and stress
- Resolve past experiences and develop the ability to move forward in the present
- Resolve symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Better skills and resources to manage life’s challenges
- Overcome unhealthy patterns of feeling, thinking, or behaving
- Become more focused and present
- Improve self-confidence and self-awareness
- Improved skills to manage the challenges faced in life
- Feel better about yourself and more optimistic about your future
How EMDR Helps Heal Trauma, Anxiety, Depression and Other Troubling Experiences
When you experience a disturbing or traumatic event your emotions sometimes don’t get fully processed in your brain. When this happens, you can have lingering symptoms such as nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, depression and intense emotions such as anger or overwhelming fear or sadness.
These symptoms are often “triggered” when you think about the original event or are reminded of it in some way.
EMDR helps unlock the intense emotions that are stuck, allowing them to be processed so that your symptoms are relieved.
EMDR does not make you forget your disturbing experience. Rather, it desensitizes your response. You are then less disturbed when the experience is brought to your mind in the future.