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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

What is EMDR? 


EMDR is an evidenced-based therapy technique that helps clients heal from traumatic or emotionally distressing experiences. When we experience something that is overwhelming to our nervous system, our brain struggles to process the event. As a result, the memory can get stuck in our body and mind, attached with disturbing images, emotions, body sensations, and negative beliefs about ourselves. EMDR stimulates the brain's natural healing system, allowing the memory to get "unstuck" and be processed adaptively, relegating it to its rightful place – the past.

During an EMDR session, your therapist will guide you to think about a traumatic experience while applying bilateral stimulation. Unlike other therapies, talking is not required for the therapy to be effective. You can share as much or as little as you want about the memory.  Additionally, EMDR is often much faster acting than traditional talk therapy. 

EMDR isn't just for trauma. EMDR can also be used to treat:

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias​

  • Chronic Illness and medical issues

  • Depression and bipolar disorders

  • Eating disorders

  • Grief and loss

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders 

  • Pain

  • Performance anxiety

  • Sexual assault

  • Sleep Disturbance


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