What is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy?
EMDR therapy is a revolutionary form of psychotherapy that can help those suffering from trauma, triggers, PTSD symptoms, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, OCD and other distressing life experiences. This type of therapy encourages the individual to focus on the traumatic memory while receiving bilateral stimulation (like moving their eyes back and forth) which helps to lessen the intensity of emotion associated with it. EMDR has been thoroughly researched and proven to be effective in treating a variety of issues – so don’t hesitate to take this step towards creating lasting change and healing today!
What makes EMDR therapy different from other therapies?
EMDR therapy is a great option for both children, adolescents, and adults of all ages who have experienced traumatic events. This type of therapy does not require talking in detail about the issues or symptoms – instead it focuses on the natural healing process which can occur in REM state while being awake. Unlike other psychotherapies, EMDR therapy does not focus on changing emotions, thoughts or behaviors – but rather helps to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories so that the individual can move forward and heal. With fewer sessions required than other therapies, EMDR is an effective way to create lasting change with minimal stress.
Who can benefit from EMDR therapy?
Therapists use EMDR therapy to address a wide range of challenges:
- Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias
- Chronic Illness and medical issues
- Depression and bipolar disorders
- Dissociative disorders
- Eating disorders
- Grief and loss
- Performance anxiety
- Personality disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma and stress-related issues
- Sexual assault
- Sleep disturbance
- Substance abuse and addiction
- Violence and abuse