Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a set of standardized protocols using bilateral stimulation (i.e., eye movements, audio, buzzers, etc.) that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. It has been extensively researched and has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress and/or trauma. It enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
With EMDR therapy, the brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health and improved functioning. Scientific research has established EMDR as effective for post-traumatic stress. However, clinicians also have reported success using EMDR in treatment of the following conditions: 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.