EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an exciting and powerful therapy which targets distressing experiences that have become stuck in the brain and body. Originally developed for use with trauma, it is an effective treatment for anxiety, grief, panic attacks, and other adverse experiences that get in the way of living fully.
EMDR assists clients in processing distressing memories and beliefs. Studies show that EMDR has a direct effect on how the brain processes information, and following successful treatment a client no longer relives the images, sensations, and feelings of the stressful event. The memory is still there, but it no longer is upsetting. Perhaps more importantly, by processing and moving through the distressing experience, unhealthy thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that seemed deeply ingrained and impossible to overcome are transformed. Clearing up the past frees up choices for the future.
There is more information about this dynamic form of therapy here: www.emdria.org, or feel free to contact me to discuss more fully.