Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

You may have heard of EMDR and PTSD through the news, an article or through someone you know, but are asking yourself “what is this?” and “how can it help me?”

The way our brain stores memories as a result of less- than- desirable experiences (even if they are not ‘big’ traumas) can have a powerful effect on feeling stuck in past ways of thinking about ourselves and the world.

EMDR targets the way your brain stores memories in conjunction with body sensations and feelings, and helps to reorganize the way the brain interprets the memory, so that we don’t feel so bad about ourselves or the way we interact with others around us. This can help decrease symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress, Anxiety, Depression and many other concerns.

EMDR Therapy is an evidenced based treatment which was developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro in 1987. Early research determined that Vietnam veterans with PTSD treated with EMDR no longer presented with PTSD following treatment. A 5 year follow up determined that their PTSD symptoms still had not returned. Further studies have shown that EMDR therapy can help resolve concerns in half the time of talk therapy alone.

I am trained in EMDR and am currently working towards certification with a nationally recognized EMDR consultant.

For more information, please go to: http://emdria.site-ym.com/?page=emdr_therapy