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EMDR Therapy

Healing From Within

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a well-researched form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma, difficult life experiences from childhood to adulthood, and other distressing life experiences.*

"Our brains have a natural way to recover from traumatic memories and events. This process involves communication between the amygdala (the alarm signal for stressful events), the hippocampus (which assists with learning, including memories about safety and danger), and the prefrontal cortex (which analyzes and controls behavior and emotion). While many times traumatic experiences can be managed and resolved spontaneously, they may not be processed without help. Stress responses are part of our natural fight, flight, or freeze instincts. When distress from a disturbing event remains, the upsetting images, thoughts, and emotions may create feelings of overwhelm, of being back in that moment, or of being “frozen in time.” EMDR therapy helps the brain process these memories, and allows normal healing to resume.  The experience is still remembered, but the fight, flight, or freeze response from the original event is resolved.”*

How can EMDR help you?

EMDR can be helpful with many issues including:
  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias

  • Depression and mood disorders

  • Grief and loss

  • Pain

  • Performance anxiety

  • Personality disorders

  • PTSD and other trauma and stress related issues

  • Sexual assault

  • Bullying

  • Adverse childhood experiences

  • Experiences of violence and abuse*

*This information is directly from the EMDR International Association Website:

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