Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), is an integrative therapy which incorporates principles from many other forms of psychological therapies. The primary focus of EMDR treatment is to allow the patient, through brain stimulation, to reprocess traumatic events or negative cognitions, and ultimately to become desensitized to the memories or hurdles which may be the origin to many difficulties. At this time, EMDR has helped over 2 million people find salvation from emotional distress.
When individuals are exposed to traumatic events, our minds may not fully comprehend and process the totality of the situation. This failure to process events thoroughly may manifest itself in a debilitating psychological/emotional situation that may hinder us from living in the here-and-now. EMDR therapy stimulates the mind into reprocessing the events so that we may begin to reconcile them internally and desensitize ourselves to their traumatic nature. This enables and empowers us to once again be comfortable in our skin and be truly who we want to be.
EMDR has also helped to alleviate performance anxiety and to enhance the functioning of people in their everyday lives. It helps to remove the emotional obstacles to performing optimally and enhances confidence and self-esteem. As an EMDR trained therapist I incorporate the many advantages of EMDR therapy into the course of treatment for my clients. It is an invaluable tool in assisting people with overcoming many of their personal and professional roadblocks. I employ it extensively, along with many other treatments, into my psychotherapy practice.
EMDR has also been used to alleviate anxiety, depression and enhance performance in all areas of a person's life. Fundamentally, EMDR treatment is a powerful tool used to free people who become "emotionally stuck."