EMDR

EMDR Therapy Woking

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress. It is important to acknowledge that there is a great range of what would be considered traumatic events or memories. These can range from a minor car accident to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The trauma is not so much the event or events that caused it as it is our reaction to these events.
While EMDR is often seen as at the forefront of trauma therapy it also has a wealth of other application that can help alleviate of psychologically distressing conditions. EMDR can be successful working to combat issues such as: Anxiety/Panic disorders, Phobias, Addiction, Pain Management and Complex Grief and more.
At certain points in our life we may experience an event or number of events that change the way that our brain is able to process information. These events can then become “frozen in time”; effectively not being processed at all or at least not in the way that our brains would ordinarily process them. Often remembering these events can be significantly distressing and even as distressing as the initial event(s). These embedded memories can stay like this in our neurology for years and can have a lasting negative effect; possibly affecting the way a person views the world around them.
EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way that the brain processes information. Normal information processing is resumed, so following a successful EMDR session, a person no longer relives the images, sounds, and feelings when the event is recalled. You still remember what happened, but it is less upsetting. Many types of therapy have similar goals. However, EMDR appears to be similar to what occurs naturally during dreaming or REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Therefore, EMDR can be thought of as a physiologically based therapy that helps a person see disturbing material in a new and less distressing way.
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