EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)

WHAT IS EMDR AND CAN IT HELP ME?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful psychotherapy approach.

• Efficient
• Effective
• Rapid Treatment
• For Psychological Trauma

EMDR has provided relief to more than two million people…

Approximately 20 controlled studies have investigated the effects of EMDR.  These studies have consistently found that EMDR effectively decreases or eliminates the symptoms of post traumatic stress for the majority of clients. Clients often report improvement in other associated symptoms such as anxiety and depression.

It is now recommended as a front line treatment for trauma by the:

  • American Psychiatric Association

  • Department of Defense

  • Department of Veterans Affairs

How does EMDR work?

EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way that the brain processes information.  When a person is very upset their brain cannot always process information as it does normally. Moments and memories can become frozen in time when remembering a trauma or can be triggered by experiences in daily life. Remembering trauma may feel as bad as it was when it was initially experienced, including memories of images, sounds, smells, thoughts of self and feelings.  This can have a lasting negative impact that interferes with the way a person relates to others and operates in the world.


EMDR appears to be similar to what occurs naturally with trauma memories during dreaming or REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.  Therefore, EMDR can be described as a physiologically based therapy that helps a person process material in a less distressing way.

What kind of problems can EMDR treat?

Scientific research has established EMDR as effective for post traumatic stress.

However, clinicians also have reported success using EMDR in treatment of the following conditions:

  • Personality Disorders

  • Panic Attacks

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Complicated Grief

  • Dissociative Disorders

  • Disturbing Memories

  • Phobias

  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder

  • Eating Disorders

  • Performance Anxiety

  • Stress Reduction

  • Adidctions

  • Sexual and/or Physical Abuse

  • Pain Disorders

  • Attachment Trauma

  • Recent Incident Trauma

  • EMDR Reduces and Often Eliminates Symptoms Such as:

  • Abrupt Mood Swings

  • Rage Reactions and Temper Tantrums

  • Feelings of Shame

  • Sleep Disturbances

  • Intrusive Thoughts

  • Flashbacks and Nightmares

  • Difficulty Forming Loving Relationships

  • Forgetfulness

  • Sadness and Crying

  • Difficulty Making Decisions

  • Diminished Interest in Activities

  • Feelings of Detachment or Isolation

  • Exaggerated Startle Response


Call today to find out how EMDR therapy can help you…As a Certified EMDR Therapist through the EMDR Institute, I can help you find the relief that you have been looking for. Confidential Voicemail 805-390-8180

 

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