What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a powerful psychotherapy technique which has been very successful in helping people who
suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post traumatic stress
and many other emotional problems. Until recently, these conditions were
difficult and time-consuming to treat. EMDR is considered a breakthrough
therapy because of its simplicity and the fact that it can bring quick and
lasting relief for most types of emotional distress.
EMDR is the most effective and rapid method for healing PTSD (Post Traumatic
Stress Disorder) as shown by extensive scientific research studies.
The EMDR therapy uses bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement, or
tactile stimulation, which repeatly activates the opposite sides of the brain,
releasing emotional experiences that are "trapped" in the nervous
system. This assists the neurophysiological system, the basis of the mind/body
connection, to free itself of blockages and reconnect itself.
As troubling images and feelings are processed by the
brain via the eye-movement patterns of EMDR, resolution of the issues and a
more peaceful state are achieved