EMDR stands for "eye movement desensitization and reprocessing." EMDR is a great counseling tool that helps with a myriad of issues.
It began as a way for those suffering with PTSD to experience freedom from the feelings of the trauma and that “kick in the gut” response our body often has.
Trauma is defined here as anything our brain is not prepared to handle. This means trauma is not only experienced by war veterans or those who have been abused, but also those who have been challenged by unexpected circumstances. It broadens our understanding of trauma and therefore helps us process it.
EMDR has also been shown to help with anxiety, depression, grief, sports enhancement, distorted thinking, addictions, nightmares, and many other issues aside from those experiencing PTSD from traumas.
EMDR allows processing through remembering, so if you don't want to actually talk about it, you don't have to. And furthermore, it doesn’t re-traumatize people as you do not go through it as though you were there again.
Feel free to ask if EMDR therapy would be a good fit for you.
What is EMDR?
Click here for more information from EMDRIA.
"EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy has been extensively researched and has demonstrated effectiveness for trauma."
Is EMDR for me?
All trauma, big or small, has an impact on our brains. Our brains often need help rewiring the trauma so that we can feel safe when we are safe.
"Who can benefit from EMDR therapy?
EMDR therapy helps children and adults - all ages. Therapists use EMDR with a wide range of challenges." See EMDRIA for more.