What is EMDR Therapy?

What is EMDR Therapy?

Are you struggling to let go of negative memories that still impact your day-to-day life? Do you wish you can look at past traumatic events in a new way?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an evidence based cutting edge psychotherapy that enables people to heal from disturbing life events.

Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.

The outcome of EMDR therapy is clients feeling empowered by the very experiences that once debased them. As a natural outcome of the EMDR therapeutic process, clients are able to resolve issues , without doing the kind of homework necessary in other therapies.

What is EMDR?

EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – is a unique therapeutic approach used to help people overcome panic attacks, trauma, and disturbing memories. The technique uses rapid eye movements (REM) and your perceptions to re-process (transform) how you think and feel about certain life events.

Using detailed procedures, an EMDR trained therapist can guide you through the process of using your body and mind to transform your painful memories.

Usually, treatment begins with a detailed history-taking. The client is also taught coping mechanisms they can turn to when memories resurface. When ready, a memory or event is targeted and processed using EMDR therapy procedures.

The client then identifies a visual image related to the memory, negative beliefs associated with the memories, and related emotions and body sensations.

When EMDR is successful, the meaning of painful events is transformed on a deep emotional level so that these events no longer disturb us.

Click here to find out more what an EMDR session looks like.

How does EMDR help heal trauma?

EMDR therapy shows that our minds can heal from psychological trauma in a way that is similar to how our bodies heal from physical injury. If a festering infection or foreign object is hindering physical recovery, it needs to be removed, and then healing resumes.

Similarly, if our mental system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers, often causing intense pain and stress. EMDR targets that mental block to allow the healing process to fully escalate.

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I am one of only a few certified EMDR therapists in the Cincinnati area. You can begin the emotional healing process. To find out more about EMDR therapy  give me a call or fill out the contact form and click Send.


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