Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a psychotherapy that was originally designed to decrease the distress resulting from traumatic memories. However, research with EMDR has shown that clients experiencing PTSD, small and large traumas, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, grief, and more can benefit from this approach.
Often past traumatic or adverse life events, and their associated negative feelings, can get stuck in our mind. These stuck memories can continue to affect many different domains within our life.
EMDR therapy helps clients to access, process, and update their traumatic or adverse memories in a safe and controlled environment. Processing and updating the memory is done through the use of rhythmic bilateral stimulation to reduce the emotional impacts of the memories. For more detailed information on EMDR and the EMDR process, check out this brochure.