EMDR Therapy

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EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION and REPROCESSING (EMDR)

EMDR is a form of psychotherapy that utilzes an eight-phase approach where the patient is asked to recall distressing images while receiving bilateral sensory input (such as side to side eye movements.) EMDR is effective in the treatment of both Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and traumas in both adults and adolecents.

EMDR reduces the long-lasting effects of distressing memories by calling upon the brain’s natural adaptive information processing mechanisms. Through several well-documented perceptual techniques, EMDR, in effect, re-circuits the conscious thought process away from the distressing memory traces towards comfortable and safe ones.

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