Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
In order to heal our wounds, we must have the courage first to face them.
Clients who attend EMDR sessions are both people who have experienced a single major traumatic event or clients who have managed their way through multiple small chronic distressing events. The idea behind the system is the that our brain and body have a natural ability to heal itself – although sometimes that healing may be imperfect.
When we experience a trauma, our body’s ability to heal becomes stuck leaving the event unprocessed or processed through an unhealthy adaptation of ourselves or our world.
EMDR aims to:
re-process events that are often the cause of PTSD, anxiety, phobias, anger, resentment and many other negative emotions and symptoms.
resolves negative thoughts and emotions associated with the event a more positive integrated way.
reduce symptoms related to the event including intrusive thoughts, flash-backs, hyper-arousal, numbness, sleep distress and nightmares.
develop a positive shift in self perception