Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective, research and evidence-based therapy that helps free clients from painful memories, anxiety, intrusive thoughts and other disturbances from exposure to trauma or especially disturbing situations.
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When exposed to traumatic events, our minds may not fully understand and process the magnitude of the situation due to its overwhelming nature. This lack of processing of traumatic events thoroughly can manifest itself in a debilitating psychological/emotional state of distress. This state of distress can result in a feeling of being “emotionally stuck”.
This approach can help with symptoms of distress from living with disorders such as Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (ADHD), OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Eating Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety, Depression, Tourettes Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Disassociative Identity Disorder (DID), and much more.
Memories of negative events can become painfully fragmented into other events resulting in limited enjoyment of life activities. Often it may manifest itself into anger, depression, chemical dependency, impulsive disorders, eating disorders, anxiety, phobias, relationship issues, and more. Through the brain stimulation created from EMDR therapy, clients can reprocess traumatic events or negative thoughts, and eventually become desensitized to the painful memories that are often at the root of emotional troubles.
EMDR therapy stimulates the mind into reprocessing the events, facilitates resolve from within, and lessens the emotional impact of the memories. This process can free individuals from painful memories and empower them to live more fully in the present. EMDR is a therapeutic “tool” that can be used in therapy to help our clients overcome barriers to normal functioning, and ultimately, to their happiness. Also, EMDR has been shown to alleviate anxiety and depression, which can leave individuals and their loved ones feeling emotionally anguish.