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EMDR Therapy 
An evidence-based therapeutic approach that heals past wounds so you can be fully present in the life you want 

 

 

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing or adverse life experiences.  Repeated studies

show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to

make a difference.  

THE PAST DRIVES THE PRESENT

EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way the brain processes information. When a disturbing experience happens, it can cause a disruption in our information processing system, leaving any associated negative thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and body sensations unprocessed and dysfunctionally stored in the memory network. When this happens, the memory becomes “stuck” and lives on in the nervous system, getting reactivated, often unexpectedly, by internal or external triggers. 

THE HEALING TOOL YOU WERE BORN WITH

Our brains have a natural healing construct similar to the body’s healing response to physical injury. For example,

when you cut your hand, your body knows how to heal the wound.  If there is a foreign object stuck in the wound, it

will struggle to heal until the foreign object is removed.  In a similar way, our brain needs assistance in removing the blocks so that the natural healing process can resume.  EMDR uses bilateral stimulation via eye movement, tones or tapping to process the memories.  This processing is setting up a learning state that will allow experiences that are causing problems to be "digested" and stored appropriately in your brain.  With successful treatment, you can maintain clear memories of a traumatic event, yet be free of related negative symptoms. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who can benefit from EMDR Therapy?

People of all ages and backgrounds struggling with: 

  • Anxiety or panic attacks 

  • Depression

  • Phobias or fears

  • Overwhelming emotions  

  • Addiction  

  • Low self-esteem 

  • Self-doubt 

  • Chronic stress 

  • Obsessive and intrusive thoughts

  • Relationship/intimacy challenges 

  • Unresolved grief 

People who have experienced: 

  • Adverse childhood experiences 

  • Neglect and/or abuse 

  • Attachment failure

  • Sexual assault

  • Car accident 

  • Domestic violence 

  • War or natural disaster

  • Traumatic loss 

  • Medical trauma

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Criminal or community violence 

  • Racial trauma

  • Generational trauma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We can't change the past, but we can change how it is stored in the nervous system