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What is EMDR and is it right for me?


EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a type of therapy that allows people to heal from life events that have caused emotional

distress and pain by using bilateral stimulation. Bilateral stimulation is visual, auditory or tactile stimuli that occur in a rhythmic pattern. Examples include following fingers or light with one’s eyes or listening to tones that alternate between the right and left ears. EMDR uses bilateral stimulation to help the brain reprocess past events, negative thoughts, emotions and body sensations so they no longer cause a disturbance. The vast majority of people who complete EMDR say that they are completely healed from the issues they have used EMDR to reprocess. This means when they think of what has happened in the past, it does not bother them at all! I know that this may seem unlikely or even impossible, especially if you have experienced trauma, but this treatment works! Best of all EMDR works quickly and without having to spending hours, weeks, months and years rehashing details about your past. Generally 1-2 sessions are spent setting up the “target” of treatment and then we will jump right in to the reprocessing using the bilateral stimulation. People have successfully healed from a single target in as little as 1-2 reprocessing sessions! EMDR is great for anyone looking to work through past upsetting events or trauma in a safe and time effective manner. Please contact me today to set up your first appointment.

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