What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful psychotherapy approach that has helped over an estimated two million people of all ages relieve many types of psychological distress.
How Does EMDR Work?
No one knows how any form of psychotherapy works neurobiologically or in the brain. However, we do know that when a person is very upset, their brain cannot process information as it does ordinarily. One moment becomes "frozen in time," and remembering a trauma may feel as badly as going through it the first time. EMDR can help a person see this disturbing material in a new and less distressing way.
Scientific research has established EMDR as effective for post traumatic stress. However, clinicians also have reported success using EMDR in the treatment of panic attacks, complicated grief, disturbing memories, phobias, stress reduction, performance anxiety and pain disorders.
If you would like to discuss how EMDR may be able to help you please contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions.