Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a specialized and effective tool for processing Traumatic events and responses. It has been highly therapeutic in treating PTSD, depression, phobias and unwanted somatic responses. Paul can explain the benefits of using such a tool, how it has helped many previous clients, and how it may help you.
“Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories” (Shapiro). “EMDR facilitates the accessing of the traumatic memory network, so that information processing is enhanced, with new associations forged between the traumatic memory and more adaptive memories or information. These new associations are thought to result in complete information processing, new learning, elimination of emotional distress, and development of cognitive insights.” More information and Sources.
Efficacy And Validation
Is EMDR Efffective? The short answer is ‘YES’. There are many studies which validate it’s effectiveness. “The Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs Practice Guidlines have placed EMDR in the highest category, recommended for all trauma populations at all times. ” More information.