Emphasizes a comprehensive approach
EMDR catalyzes Learning
Clinicians use different EMDR protocols
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful therapy that is highly effective in helping people overcome nagging problematic personal issues, and proven to improve on personal performance and self-esteem.
What is EMDR
EMDR is a bilateral stimulation of the two hemispheres of the brain that allows the disturbing information to be reprocessed allowing the person to come to a healthy state of emotional calmness. This bilateral stimulation is achieved through one or all of three stimulations, eye movement, bilateral sound, or bilateral tactile. This allows the dysfunctionally stored information to be reprocessed.
Just as we experience REM sleep EMDR taps into that same natural ability to process through things that previously were unable to. For example the hearing of a child crunching on carrots may cause a person to have a panic attack because the sound has a “similar” sound to what happened in a car accident when he or she heard the crunching of metal. Using EMDR this can be processed through removing those types of psychological triggers.
Benefits of EMDR
Client response is amazingly positive when all 8 phases are properly walked through with the therapist. EMDR's amazing ability to resolve issues is for several reasons:
- Emphasizes client centred approach
- Uses brief high intensity exposure
- Adapts non-directive approach
- Mobilizes client’s own inherent healing ability
- Enables new and positive associations in place of traumatic memories
through powerful therapy
We are informed by our memories,
not controlled by them
EMDR has been designated as an effective treatment by American Psychiatric Association, The World health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and more.
Scientific research has proved EMDR as effective for post traumatic stress. However, there has been reports of success using EMDR in the treatment of many other conditions such as Addictions, Complicated Grief, Acute Stress, Dissociative disorders, Eating disorders, Phobias, Performance Anxiety, Chronic depression etc.
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