Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

 

A specialized treatment for trauma. EMDR uses bilateral stimulation to reprocess the traumatic event. After EMDR people report feeling free from negative thoughts and negative dreams.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful method of psychotherapy. To date, EMDR has helped an estimated two million people of all ages relieve many types of psychological distress. EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way that the brain processes information. Scientific research has established EMDR as effective for post-traumatic stress.

 

Clinicians also have reported success using EMDR in treatment of the following conditions: depression, personality disorders, panic attacks, complicated 

grief, dissociative disorders, disturbing memories, phobias, pain disorders, eating disorders, performance anxiety, stress reduction, addictions, sexual and /or physical abuse, and body dysmorphic disorders. During EMDR the client attends to emotionally disturbing material in brief sequential doses while simultaneously focusing on an external stimulus.