(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy)

EMDR is the primary mode of treatment I use to treat trauma, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and any other distressing life experience that causes emotional turmoil.

What does EMDR treat?

EMDR is highly effective in treating symptoms of PTSD and trauma of various sources. EMDR produces positive results in the treatment of anxiety, phobias, childhood abuse, low self-esteem, traumatic events and anything else that can overwhelm the nervous system.

What is EMDR and how does it work?

EMDR is a type of psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes. (EMDR Institute, Inc).