Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences and/or trauma. It is a cost-effective, non-invasive, evidence-based method of psychotherapy that helps enhance people’s adaptive adult perspectives.
EMDR therapy involves attention to three time periods: the past, present, and future. I focus on past disturbing memories and related events and current situations that may cause distress. We work towards developing the skills needed for positive future change.
Using EMDR, these items are addressed using an eight-phase treatment approach. These phases identify and address experiences that have overwhelmed the brain’s natural resilience, which due to trauma has created harmful coping strategies.
EMDR therapy can create a space where patients are able to reprocess traumatic information until it no longer impacts their everyday life. Through treatment patients are able to process memories in ways that leads to more peaceful resolution and feel less triggering.