EMDR EXPLAINED: emdr therapist

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EMDR DEFINED BY EMDR INSTITUTE:

As defined by the EMDR Institute: “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. 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.  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.  Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.”

Depression
Anxiety
Disturbing Memories
Stress Reduction
Relationship Difficulties Such As Struggles

PROBLEMS TREATED BY EMDR:

Depression

Anxiety

Disturbing Memories

Stress Reduction

Relationship Difficulties Such As Struggles With Attachment or Intimacy

Body Dysmorphic Disorders

Sexual And/Or Physical Abuse

Panic Attacks

Complicated Grief

Dissociative Disorders

Phobias

Pain Disorders

Performance Anxiety

Personality Disorders

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WHAT EMDR CAN DO FOR YOU:

“At the end of therapy, success would be defined by a person who can love, bond, feel secure, and find joy in living” 

–Francine Shapiro, founder of EMDR

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