EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy has proven very effective in helping people move beyond distressing ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving, and into a place of resolution. This is true even with problems that feel long-standing, complex, ‘stuck’, or have been resistant to other forms of therapy in the past. As well, the resulting changes from EMDR can happen more quickly compared to ‘talk therapy’.
To date, EMDR has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of issues. Also, it's not necessary for you to understand what's causing your problem or distress for EMDR to be effective.
In 1987, psychologist Dr. Francine Shapiro made the observation that eye movements (or other forms of “bilateral stimulation” such as sounds going back and forth in the ears, or tactile sensations alternating on either side of the body) can reduce or eliminate the intensity of disturbing thoughts, beliefs, memories, and feelings. This bilateral stimulation (when paired properly with the EMDR protocols) activates the brain's natural processing mechanisms to then 'move' or deactivate the 'old', stuck material causing you distress.
EMDR has been studied extensively, and has developed into a complete treatment, with specific processes and techniques. It also works wonderfully with other therapies.
EMDR is used to treat a number of issues, blocks, and traumas. In my work using EMDR with people, I have been impressed with the level of change this therapy can bring, as well as the relief and personal growth that follows.
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