What is EMDR?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional and mental distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. For some people, one moment becomes “frozen in time,” and remembering a trauma may feel as bad as going through it the first time because the images, sounds, smells, and feelings haven’t changed; resulting in a lasting negative effect that interferes with the way a person sees the world and the way they relate to other people. EMDR helps the brain to begin normal information processing so that a person no longer relives the images, sounds, and feelings when the event is brought to mind. You still remember what happened, but it is less upsetting.
Who is EMDR for?
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Trauma (physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect)
Recent Trauma (natural and man-made disaster, victim of crime, witnessed a crime, accident)