Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is known as a comprehensive and integrative psychotherapy that uses a specific structure or method to maximize treatment efficiency. By using Adaptive Information Processing approaches, dysfunctional emotions, beliefs, and sensations are targeted and future adaptive beliefs and behaviors are identified that supports the client’s therapy goals. In order for clinicians to provide this specific type of treatment, the professional must meet certain guidelines and acquire training through EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).
EMDR can be used to bring a sense of empowerment and awareness to areas of a person's life, particularly if the individual does not have a clear understanding of how their past experiences directly affects their current situation.
EMDR can help clients with past and recent trauma related issues, and is most effective on a single trauma event vs. complex or developmental trauma. EMDR can also be beneficial when used for pain management. For more information on EMDR visit www.emdr.com.