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EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

HOW DOES IT WORK?

EMDR uses a technique called "bilateral eye movements", taps or tones, to "tax working memory, elicit an orienting response, and link into the same processes that occur during rapid eye movement sleep" (Shapiro, 2014). Research shows that using this technique significantly reduces negative symptoms both physically and mentally for those experiencing adverse reactions to life traumas.

WHAT IS IT?

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and is an evidence-based trauma therapy that focuses on treating specific traumas without the client having to re-experience that trauma. EMDR rapidly treats unprocessed memories of these adverse experiences which appear to be the foundation for many metal health issues.

WHAT DOES AN EMDR SESSION LOOK LIKE?

Using guided imagery and support, the therapist elicits the image, the negative beliefs currently held, the desired positive belief, the current emotion, and the physical sensation and baseline measures. ... Huh?... Check out the videos below 🙂

WHAT IS THE SUCCESS RATE OF EMDR?

EMDR has been shown to be even more successful than cognitive behavior therapy and is one of the most effective forms of treatment for trauma (Shapiro, 2014). Clients report significant decrease in somatic symptoms, physical symptoms, and emotional turmoil. Furthermore, EMDR has been shown to improve both short and long-term memory.

Shapiro, Francine (2014), The Role of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy in Medicine: Addressing the Psychological and Physical Symptoms Stemming from Adverse Life Experiences, The Permanante Journal, Vol. 18 (1), pg. 71-77. 

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