Learn about EMDR

To learn more about EMDR, watch this informative video: "Healing Trauma" Public Awareness Film for EMDR Therapy from EMDRIA (EMDR International Association.)   http://www.emdria.org   

What is EMDR?


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an effective treatment for trauma.  EMDR uses bilateral stimulation to process painful memories that appear to be stuck in the nervous system in their original emotional state.  EMDR can be compared to REM sleep but you are fully conscious throughout the entire process.  EMDR Therapy can be beneficial for adults, adolescents and children who have experienced trauma.  

What does EMDR Treat?


According to EMDRIA, "Scientific research has established EMDR as effective for post traumatic stress."  There are several other conditions that can be treated using EMDR Therapy such as: "Panic Attacks, Complicated Grief, Dissociative Disorders, Disturbing Memories, Phobias, Pain Disorders, Performance Anxiety, Stress Reduction, Addictions, Sexual and/or Physical Abuse, Body Dysmorphic Disorders, and Personality Disorders."  http://www.emdria.org

More about Trauma


Your unique experiences shape who you are and have a tremendous impact on the people around you.  Some ways trauma can invade your life is through nightmares, flashbacks, sleep problems,  hypervigilance, and trouble concentrating.  EMDR can help you target the trauma and process it.  The memory won't disappear but EMDR therapy can change your perspective on the incident and help you to gain insight.  

ACE'S - Adverse Childhood Experiences


The ACE's study found a strong correlation between early trauma and emotional & health problems later in life.  Getting help to deal with trauma will reduce the risk of these negative outcomes.  Click on the link below to find out your ACE's Score: 

Click on this link to take the test and find out your score 

Watch a short video about personal experiences with EMDR