Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy has been recognized by the World Health Organization (and many others) as an effective trauma treatment.
EMDR Therapy guides the client's brain to process memories, phobias or negative beliefs which have become "stuck" and thereby continue to cause clients distress. While research continues on how the brain works, EMDR Therapy is thought to replicate Rapid Eye Movement which occurs naturally in restful sleep. We often awake feeling less stressed or with more clarity. EMDR Therapy utilizes bi-lateral stimulation (eye movements, tactile, auditory) to kickstart the brain's natural ability to heal.
What also makes EMDR Therapy different from other therapies? It:
* provides a consistent protocol which keeps the client grounded in the present moment
* does not require the client to provide trauma details to the therapist
* typically works much faster than other modalities