Do you feel that your childhood issues and trauma are getting in your way of living a fulfilling life? Eye Movement Densensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of therapy that helps people who are “stuck,” or unable to move past a painful event. EMDR therapy helps individuals heal from symptoms of distress as a result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR therapy has proven to be effective in treating trauma and PTSD. It also helps treat other mental conditions for example, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. Research shows that EMDR is a relatively safe and effective therapy.
How EMDR Therapy Is Effective
EMDR helps to bring traumatic memories to an adaptive resolution by reprocessing through bilateral simulation. EMDR allows people to process and integrate traumatic memories and overtime, exposure to these memories cause less distress and upset. EMDR therapy shows the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. EMDR has a standard eight phase approach that clinicians follow. At the end of EMDR therapy, previously disturbing memories and present situations should no longer be problematic, and new healthy responses should be the norm.
What Are The Benefits of EMDR?
- By using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. Studies have found significant decreases in a wide range of symptoms after three-four sessions.
- EMDR therapy is a safe treatment. It typically causes fewer adverse reactions than medications for depression and trauma symptoms.
- EMDR therapy does not require individuals to repeatedly discuss disturbing events, which can be painful and lengthy.
- Research suggests that the benefits of EMDR persist over time as people are less likely to experience relapse.
Therapist have been using EMDR to treat trauma, anxiety and other mental health conditions. Millions of people have been treated successfully over the past 25 years. EMDR can be very effective alongside and in combination with other treatments.
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