Who can benefit from EMDR therapy?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a psychotherapy approach that was originally developed to help people who have experienced trauma. It has since been used to treat a wide range of mental health issues and is considered effective for various conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and more.
Traumatic life events can leave lasting emotional damage. For those who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or have suffered other trauma, the effects can be profound and lasting—including sleep disorders, mood disorders, cognitive problems, and difficulty maintaining relationships.
EMDR therapy involves identifying target memories that are contributing to the disturbing memories. It helps individuals reprocess these memories, reducing their emotional charge and making them less distressing. EMDR therapy involves moving your eyes a specific way while you process traumatic memories. This is done by stimulating bilateral brain activity through techniques such as following the therapist’s hand movements or using auditory or tactile cues.
EMDR therapy can help to resolve symptoms of PTSD, reshape negative beliefs, enhance emotional regulation, and promote self-healing. If you are interested in learning more about EMDR Therapy, visit the EMDRIA website or reach out to schedule a session today.