Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Tired of talking about your distress?
Don’t talk about it – process it!
with EMDR Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy an integrative psychological approach based on neurophysiology. EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. This therapy does not require talking in detail about distressing issues nor completing homework assignments between sessions.
EMDR rather than focusing on changing emotions, thoughts, or behaviors, resulting from a distressing issue allows the brain to resume its natural healing process. During EMDT therapy the client may experience intense emotions, but by the end of the session, most people report a great reduction in the level of disturbance.
Scientific research has established EMDR therapy as effective for post traumatic stress. However, clinicians have also reported success in the treatment of:
- Personality disorders
- Panic attacks
- Complicated grief
- Dissociative disorders,
- Body Dysmorphic disorders,
- Eating disorders,
- Performance anxiety
- Stress reduction,
- Sexual or and physical Abuse
- Pain disorders
EMDR is designated as an effective treatment by the:
- American Psychiatric Association
- World health Association (WHO)
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs & Department of Defense
- US Department of Human Services (HHS)
- United Kingdom Department of health
- Israeli National Council for Mental Health
- and many other international health agencies.
The national registry (NREPP) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and HHS cites EMDR Therapy as evidence-based practice for the treatment of PTSD, Anxiety and depression symptoms.