Whether we have experienced small setbacks or significant traumatic event, we are all affected by memories and experiences that we may not even remember or fully understand.
A traumatic moment can become frozen and gets "stuck" in our brain, unable to move or be processed. Consciously or unconciously remembering this moment may feel as if you are "reliving" it and manifest itself in your life in unhealthy ways.
Common indicators of trauma
Changes in mood, behavior and/or sleep habits
Anxiety triggered by certain images, sounds environments, smells, and/or feelings
Phobias and difficulty functioning in daily life
We want to help you take charge of your life and operate from a more healthy state of mind using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and has proven effective in the treatment of trauma. It is a physiologically based therapy that has the ability to help a person see stressful events in a new and less upsetting way.
While no one really knows how EMDR works to heal the brain, we do know that EMDR changes the way in which the brain processes information, specifically related to traumatic events. Following an EMDR session, you will still remember the traumatic event and/or associated triggers, but it is less upsetting.
Additional applications of EMDR
Clinicians have also reported success using EMDR in the treatment of:
Body dysmorphic disorder