What is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR IS NOT TALK THERAPY!    EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a powerful method of psychotherapy utilized in the treatment and relief of many types of psychological distress.  When an event is stored in short term memory, no matter how long ago the actual event happened, it causes the symptoms associated with ongoing, immediate trauma.  Chronic anxiety,poor concentration, an intensified “startle” response, and  guilt are all symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Although PTSD is often associated with life events can also result from recurring memories of childhood abuse, a traumatic car accident, loss of a loved one through death or divorce, or the experience of life threatening illness.  EMDR facilitates the shift of the traumatic issue from short-term to long-term memory.  Clients report an instant shift toward  well being, a sense of release, a feeling of peace and acceptance, and a deep appreciation for their own strength after EMDR therapy.

Is this treatment right for me?

EMDR is effective in decreasing anxiety and targeting negative or irrational thinking, both of which may get in the way of performance. EMDR can help a person to gain confidence in their ability to perform a task or reach a goal. EMDR installs positive beliefs, while simultaneously decreasing fear, anxiety, or stress. EMDR boosts confidence and helps the brain to think in a healthier, more adaptive way by removing blocks (such as negative self-beliefs) and helping the person to tap intothe treatment of the following:

  • Performance Enhancement
  • Perfomance Anxiety
  • Stress Reduction
  • Stress Inoculation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Separation Issues
  • Complicated Grief
  • Disturbing Memories
  • Stress Reduction
  • Sexual, Emotional and/or Physical Abuse
  • Phobias
  • Panic Attacks
  • Pain Disorders
  • Addictions

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