Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
Stress responses are part of our natural fight, flight or freeze instinct. When distress from the disturbing event remains the upsetting images, thoughts, and emotions may create feelings of being overwhelmed, back in the moment, or being frozen in time. Events occurred that increased levels of stress that interfered with the brain’s ability to process the inflow of information and that information got stuck in the nervous system, and did not have the opportunity to get processed.
EMDR therapy doesn’t remove the memory of the traumatic experience, but your brain no longer reacts like it is still in danger. There is a cognitive shift that occurs where you don’t believe you are helpless anymore and are able to resolve the negative beliefs surrounding the trauma. What results is a positive, adaptive belief about yourself.
EDMR can be life altering
It is useful and appropriate across the lifetime involving multiple presentations, struggles, and abilities.
It allows you to find peace in response to an unimaginable pain.
It is a kinder, gentler approach to healing trauma, because you don’t have to share the details involving the traumatic experience.
You can recover from trauma on a fast tract that traditional talk therapy hasn’t resolved.
*Sourced from EMDR International Association