In my experience, EMDR can help increase a person’s ability to make healthy decisions, discover and access inner resources and find a sense of well being despite past traumas. It can help people remember that positive feelings are possible for them and empower them to make their lives better. I have seen EMDR increase people’s satisfaction in their relationships, decrease anxiety, loneliness, fears and helplessness and improve their overall quality of life.
What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapeutic method extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. It works with our mind and body together to make sense of traumatic events and help leave them in the past where they no longer interfere with out lives. When EMDR works successfully, clients no longer re-experience the distressing images, sounds and feelings when reminded of disturbing past events. The memory is not gone, but it is less distressing.
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