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What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative therapeutic approach that helps get emotional memories and feelings unstuck from the nervous system. EMDR is very useful in working with "Big traumas" such as sexual assault, incest, rape, physical abuse, natural disasters, car accidents, etc.
EMDR is also great for what is called "Little traumas". Little traumas are events that are not necessarily considered major traumatic events, but they have caused a negative belief system and can disturb the quality of life. Examples of little traumas include things like being teased for your looks, being humiliated in public, etc. The little traumas can lead to seeing yourself in a negative light, which could cause difficulties in relationships and can get in your way of being successful.
EMDR uses bilateral stimulation to process these stuck emotional memories in attempt to unblock them from your nervous system. Bilateral stimulation is a manipulation of the right and left sides of your brain through eye movements, tapping, or sound that allows for memories to be fully processed. It is comparable to the effects of Rapid Eye Movements during sleep.
Research has shown that EMDR is rapid, safe and effective. EMDR does not involve the use of drugs or hypnosis. It is a simple, non-invasive patient-therapist collaboration in which healing can happen effectively. This powerful therapy is very effective for a wide range of disorders including sexual abuse and traumatic incidents, phobias, negative thoughts, anxiety, self-esteem issues, nightmares, phobias, depression, performance anxiety, etc.
In addition to being an EMDR CERTIFIED THERAPIST, we also have training in the following specialty EMDR protocols:
When There Are No Words: Reprocessing Early Trauma and Neglect In Implicit Memory With EMDR
Imaginal Nurturing, Ego States, and Attachment
The Feeling-State Addiction Protocol