Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing

trauma recovery

Traumatic experiences and distressing events can impact your daily life in sometimes obvious and often unexpected ways. Even if it occurred years ago, one might experience painful emotions, become stuck in unhelpful patterns, and have limiting and negative self-beliefs. EMDR is a highly researched and powerful therapy tool that can transform the effects of these experiences and renew a sense of empowerment and possibility.

Neurobiology has found that our brains are able to be "rewired". In other words, our learning and associations can change and heal. This is wonderful news since recent research shows that traumatic and distressing events become stored inside of our brain's connections. The best example of this is a primary symptom of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), flashbacks and nightmares. These memories may be triggered by sounds, smells, noises, and images that causes upsetting flashbacks that feel like the event is happening all over again.

EMDR is based on neurobiology research that confirms our brain's ability to form new connections. It comes highly recommended as one of the best treatments for trauma recovery by the World Health Organization, American Psychiatric Association, the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs, and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. It utilizes a specific 8 phase protocol that helps the brain rewire to reduce the impact of past events down to a zero level of disturbance.

Click here to go to the Frequently Asked Questions page at EMDRIA, the EMDR International Association to find out more about session details and to learn about the 8 phases of treatment.

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