EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy enabling people to heal from physical symptoms & emotional distress caused by disturbing life experiences and/or trauma.
It is a cost-effective, non-invasive, evidence-based method of psychotherapy that helps enhance people’s adaptive adult perspectives.
EMDR therapy involves attention to three time periods: the past, present, and future. The therapist focuses on disturbing memories of the patient’s past, as well as related current events & situations that may cause distress, then helps the patient develop the necessary skills for positive future change.
EMDR employs an eight-phase treatment approach to identify & address experiences that have overwhelmed the brain’s natural resilience, which has created harmful coping strategies as a result of trauma. EMDR therapy can create a space where patients reprocess traumatic information until it no longer affects their everyday life, minimizing triggering & eventually leading to peaceful resolution.