When you've experienced trauma, you need the best care possible.
EMDR has been shown to be the most effective treatment for trauma.
EMDR helps you reprocess your traumatic memories so you can experience lessened symptoms and take back your life.
What is EMDR?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a type of psychotherapy that allows you to heal from the emotional distress that is the result of traumatic events that have happened in your life.
EMDR Therapy focuses on the belief that traumatic experiences and memories can act as roadblocks in the healing process. EMDR helps put these memories away, so they become a part of your history and not part of your identity. Once that is done, your body’s natural healing process can resume.
During EMDR therapy, your counselor may use things such as lights or tapping to help simulate a natural body process similar to REM sleep which helps your brain reprocess memories and emotions.
EMDR is the only trauma therapy that treats your trauma directly without requiring you to discuss and relive it. You can even do it via telehealth!
EMDR Frequently Asked Questions
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Trauma is an emotional response to a negative event or threat. Trauma could stem from a personal betrayal, an accident, a natural disaster, or other events where fear and a loss of control are experienced. This trauma could induce flashbacks, unpredictable emotions, strained relationships, and in some cases, physical symptoms such as headaches or nausea.
When traumatic events happen to us, those memories are stored in the brain with no time or date associated with them. This can cause us to flashback or relive these memories with all those negative emotions attached.
EMDR works by changing the way these traumatic or negative memories are stored. EMDR therapy helps you file these memories away by the date that they occurred and resolve the unprocessed memories that stand between you and healing. EMDR does this by replicating your body’s natural memory processing system that occurs during REM sleep.
EMDR ISN'T LIKE OTHER THERAPIES
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and EMDR therapy are both are considered very effective treatments for trauma and PTSD but there are significant differences between the two.
While CBT with a trauma-focus and EMDR both aim to reduce the symptoms associated with traumatic events, EMDR does not involve detailed descriptions of the traumatic event, extended exposure to the trauma, or homework.
Your trauma doesn’t define you.
Like a disorganized filing cabinet, improperly stored memories can come back up when we are triggered. This causes us to experience those emotions as if we were reliving the situation. You may feel hopeless and wonder if you will ever be able to move past that event.
There is hope! With EMDR therapy, it is possible to reprocess and reorganize these memories in a way that lessens the symptoms of fear, anxiety, stress, and rage and allows your body’s natural healing process to resume.
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What is Trauma?
Trauma is an emotional response to a negative event or threat. Trauma could stem from a personal betrayal, an accident, a natural disaster, or other events where fear and a loss of control are experienced.
This trauma could induce flashbacks, unpredictable emotions, strained relationships, and in some cases, physical symptoms such as headaches or nausea.
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