What is EMDR Therapy?
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR Therapy)
This form of therapy helps people heal from traumas, psychological trauma, traumatic events or anything causing distressing memories. EMDR Therapy is based on Adaptive Information Processing: AIP Model. Brains have a natural process to recover from traumatic events caused by distressing or traumatic memories. This process integrates different areas of the brain, the emotional area, the cognitive area and the memory storage area. After EMDR Therapy the experience is still accessable while the negitive affect has diminished or been resolved.
Who can benefit from EMDR therapy?
EMDR therapy can help those who have PTSD, those who have survived acts of violence and abuse. Those who are experiencing grief and or loss, it can help those who experience anxiety, panic attacks or experience fear or have phobias and any issue or event that causes a trauma or is traumatic to see or experience.
How is EMDR different from other therapies?
EMDR therapy does not require the client to talk in detail about the distressing or traumatic issue or event that is causing the distress in their life. EMDR Therapy focuses on changing the emotion/s, thought/s, behavior/s resulting from the traumatic memories of events thus helping the brain to resume its natural healing process. EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. At the start of an EMDR Therapy session, the therapist will demonstrate some techniques such as Emotional Regulation techniques and Stabilization techniques in preparation. The therapist will then use eye movements, sound, or tapping to facilitate the processing of target memories. For many clients, EMDR therapy can be completed in fewer sessions than other therapies.