EMDR Therapy 

 

 

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 therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.

 

YOUR BRAIN WANTS YOU TO HEAL

EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound.  If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes.  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 a type of therapy that unlocks and processes the past, so that it no longer fetters your present and future.

​EMDR can help all people struggling with a wide range of issues such as: 

  • Childhood trauma 

  • Sexual assault 

  • Car accidents 

  • Natural disasters

  • Combat trauma 

  • Complicated grief 

  • Panic attacks and phobias  

  • Performance anxiety

  • Violence and abuse

  • Eating disorders 

  • Addiction 

  • Depression  






“Changing the memories that form the way we see ourselves also changes the way we view others. Therefore, our relationships, job performance, what we are willing to do or are able to resist, all move in a positive direction.”
- Francine Shapiro