EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is an evidence based treatment for the diagnosis of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). It has also been shown to work well with other psychological or somatic disorders that are associated with any traumatic experiences. It is based in the belief that our mental health symptoms are due to a maladaptive encoding of a traumatic experience or disturbing life event. Utilizes bilateral eye movement in order to help the brain to desensitize itself and reprocess those experiences in order to lead to a more adaptive core belief system.
Aim of EMDR
treat psychological disorders
assist individuals in meaningfully reprocessing difficult events
lead to more adaptive core beliefs about self
increase client stability
The therapist follows a set of phases and guides the client through these phases to establish new pathways in the brain.
Please reference this website for more information regarding EMDR.
If you are interested in learning more about EMDR please contact us to speak with our therapist.