EMDR

Reprocess your trauma to get past your past.

What is EMDR?

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy designed to access traumatic memories and change the way they are stored and processed in the brain. Using Rapid Eye Movement (REM), the therapist works with you to pinpoint one particularly traumatic event, focus on it, and change the way it’s processed. For example, a memory of physical violence, which once made you feel weak and disgusted, is now thought of as something you survived and are the stronger for it.

How does EMDR work?

EMDR is an extensively researched, safe and clinically proven form of therapy that uses REM (rapid eye movement), accomplished by a therapist moving their finger back and forth, or having you focus on two lights blinking back and forth to desensitize you to the event. From there, you’re asked to let your mind go blank and to notice whatever thoughts or feelings come up. Now, these events that

How will EMDR help with my addiction?

By being able to reprocess certain traumatic events in your brain, the anxiety and PTSD that can come from these memories will be reframed as something positive. Something that you once felt the need to suppress or turn away from will transform into something less threatening that you are able to manage, as opposed to the past where the feelings felt overwhelming.

Conditions that EMDR Can Treat

  • Panic attacks
  • Complicated grief
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Disturbing memories
  • Phobias
  • Pain disorders
  • Performance anxiety
  • Stress reduction
  • Addiction
  • Sexual and/or Physical abuse
  • Body dysmorphic disorders
  • Personality Disorders
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