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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

Healing the Mind Toward Better Things
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What is
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, or EMDR, is a psychotherapy that can help the mind recover from extreme emotional pain or trauma. It is based on the idea that the mind can heal just like any physical pain one may experience. EMDR is an evidence-based practice with proven effectiveness for adults with a history of trauma; there is also a growing evidence base supporting its use with teenagers.

How does EMDR work?

After a thorough history taking, EMDR therapists can help the client think of positive imagery and stress reduction techniques to employ when a traumatic memory comes to mind. In later sessions, they work on employing these strategies and engaging in eye movement exercises to desensitize negative thoughts.

Who can EMDR help?

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy treats those who have undergone emotional distress, traumatic experiences or are suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder. Many use EMDR counseling also as a treatment for depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and anxiety in children and adults.

What are benefits of EMDR therapy?

Case studies, some have shown that a very high percentage of trauma victims no longer had symptoms of PTSD after only three 90-minute sessions of EMDR.

What are EMDR side effects?

Because of exposure to negative emotions associated with trauma, sometimes there can be a temporary increase in distress, however, it is usually resolved over time.

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