What is EMDR therapy?
EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to briefly focus on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms. Ongoing research supports positive clinical outcomes showing EMDR therapy as a helpful treatment for disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, and other distressing life experiences.
Introduction to EMDR Therapy
VIDEO SOURCE: The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) is a professional association where practitioners and researchers seek the highest standards for the clinical use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. EMDRIA is organized to promote, foster, and preserve the highest standard of excellence and integrity in EMDR therapy and EMDR training for mental health professions, and for the community which shall be served by the mental health professions. For more information visit: emdria.org