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EMDR Therapy

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a psychotherapy approach that was developed to help people process and reduce the level of upset associated with traumatic experiences. It is a revolutionary form of therapy that usually requires a much shorter period of overall sessions. Results can often be seen remarkably quickly.

As its name implies, EMDR is usually done with eye movements. However, it can just as easily be done with auditory tones. The eye movements (or tones) are believed to stimulate the brain's information processing system, allowing it to process and integrate the traumatic memories.

It tends to work faster than other forms of therapy. It involves very little telling of the story or endless talking. It has less homework than other forms of therapy. EMDR is regarded as the gold standard for trauma therapy and it has a large amount of research evidence to back up its effectiveness. It is also a very structured, clear, deliberate, and safe form of therapy.

The American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs/Dept. of Defense, The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and the World Health Organization all recognize EMDR therapy as an effective treatment.


EMDR Consultation for EMDR Therapists

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