Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

What is EMDR?

EMDR stands for Eve Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and assists in creating new way to think about trauma and reprocessing traumatic events. It focuses on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviours resulting from distressing issues – promoting the brain to resume its natural healing process. It’s designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain.

How Does EMDR Help With Recovery?

During EMDR therapy, the patient briefly focuses on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movement). This is associated with the trauma memories. EMDR helps the brain process those traumatic memories and allow for normal healing to continue.

Whats is EMDR Used For?

EMDR can be used for the following, among others:

For more information, visit emdria.org.

Interested to see if EMDR therapy could be right for you? Contact us today for more information or to set up a free consult with our EMDR Specialist, Lia Colosimo.

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