EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

What is an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy session like?

EMDR utilizes the natural healing ability of your body. After a thorough assessment, you will be asked specific questions about a particular disturbing memory. Eye movements, similar to those during REM sleep, will be recreated simply by asking you to watch the therapist’s finger moving backwards and forwards across your visual field. Sometimes, a bar of moving lights or headphones is used instead. The eye movements will last for a short while and then stop. You will then be asked to report back on the experiences you have had during each of these sets of eye movements. Experiences during a session may include changes in thoughts, images and feelings. With repeated sets of eye movements, the memory tends to change in such a way that it loses its painful intensity and simply becomes a neutral memory of an event in the past.

 

Other associated memories may also heal at the same time. This linking of related memories can lead to a dramatic and rapid improvement in many aspects of your life.

What for EMDR Therapy is used?

In addition to its use for the treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing(EMDR) Therapy is used to treat:

  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Phobias
  • Sleep Problems
  • Complicated Grief
  • Addictions
  • Pain Relief, Phantom Limb Pain
  • Self-esteem and Performance Anxiety

If you are feeling any of such issues you can contact us for a first time Free consultation.

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