What is EMDR?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that helps people heal from traumatic life experiences. When you are exposed to a traumatic event, the memories associated to the adverse life experience remain unprocessed to protect you. These unprocessed/stored memories remain “stuck” in your brain which may be linked to your negative thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. It is designed to reprocess these memories until the memory becomes less disturbing and replaced with healthy thoughts and beliefs. EMDR has been extensively researched and known to be one of the most effective forms of treatment for trauma. The American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization and the Department of Defense recognize EMDR as an effective treatment method for trauma.
What to Expect?
My client will identify a distressing issue or disturbing past. Through the use of bilateral stimulation, I help my clients reprocess these negative memories which will ultimately help make traumas or significant life events become “unstuck” memories. Memories will essentially be replaced with healthy thoughts and beliefs about ones past.