EMDR Therapy


EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It started because of a discovery Dr. Francine Shapiro made about eye movements.
Dr. Shapiro continued to explore how the mind and the body were connected and wondered whether her observation about eye movements was related to the processes that occur during REM sleep. She started trying this with everyone that was willing and the result was the same. 

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can, in fact, heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.  The brain's information processing system naturally moves toward mental health.  If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  EMDR is the most researched form of psychotherapy to date regarding post-traumatic stress disorder, and its results have proven to be effective and long-lasting. More than twenty positive controlled outcome studies have been done on EMDR.

 EMDR has also been successfully used to help clients with Grief and Loss; Anxiety; Fears and Phobias; Adult and Childhood Trauma; Sexual Abuse; Disturbing Memories; Depression; Stress Reduction; Rape victims recovery; victims of violent crimes and farm attacks and armed robbery; Post-traumatic stress;  Overwhelming fears; Conversion Disorders where the person get pseudo-epileptic seizures etc;  Panic attacks; Low self-esteem;  Performance and test anxiety; reduce drug/alcohol use; reduce PTSD symptoms; reduce the risk for suicide; reduce thoughts about suicide; improve social skills; improve family life; improve problem-solving;  psychological abuse or neglect; abandonment experiences; marital betrayals; difficult divorces; excessive anger;  personal & spiritual growth; Adult Survivors of Child Abuse & Trauma; Recovery for adults emotionally, physically or sexually abused as children; fears (such as shyness - fear of social 

situations;  fear of public speaking; fear of heights; fear of the dentist;  overcoming self-limiting beliefs and performance blocks, help for Sexual Problems; Sexual and intimacy enrichment. EMDR can be used to reduce the after-effects of Armed Forces personnel experience.