WHAT IS EMDR AND HOW CAN IT HELP ME?
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
EMDR can help to reduce or eliminate symptoms such as: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Phobias, Guilt, Shame, Anger, and Nightmares.
The benefits are permanent. Studies show that EMDR can alleviate distressing symptoms more rapidly than traditional talk therapy. PTSD was eliminated for 100% of patients with a single traumatic event.
If you have tried other therapies and found that you are still experiencing symptoms, then EMDR might be for you.
EMDR allows a client to process an emotional experience that may be difficult to even talk about. Discussing the details of a traumatic event is not required in EMDR sessions. The upsetting feelings with reveling the details may be alleviated. EMDR can reduce and eliminate stress surrounding traumatic memories. The result is disturbing feelings are replaced with more peaceful resolved feelings.
EMDR can be used to process and eliminate symptoms of:
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Trauma from a Car Accident
- Negative beliefs about self and problems with self esteem.
- Feelings of Guilt
- Sexual assault
- Physical and emotional abuse from childhood.
The EMDR process can vary from person to person. Some people are able to resolve their problems in a few sessions while others may need more. During treatment, the client is given tools to be able to handle emotional distress between sessions.
EMDR is accepted as an effective form of treatment by the World Health Organization, The American Psychiatric Association and the Department of Defense.