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EMDR Therapy

EMDR Therapy

What is EMDR?

Eye-movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is a structured therapy designed to alleviate the distress connected with traumatic memories by helping the client activate the natural healing processes in their brain. To stimulate information processing, the client briefly focuses on the distressing memory and engages in bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements) facilitated by the therapist.

How could treatment using EMDR therapy help me?

When upsetting images, thoughts, and emotions from a disturbing event remain, the person may experience an overwhelming feeling of being back in the moment. Using detailed protocols and procedures, EMDR helps the client resolve unprocessed traumatic memories through new learning by creating different associations, incorporating adaptive information, and developing new cognitive insights. The distressing experience is still remembered, but the overwhelming physiological responses are alleviated, and the negative beliefs are reformulated.

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