Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of brain-body therapy that has been scientifically proven to resolve emotional difficulties that are caused by traumatic life experiences.
How EMDR works: When traumatic things happen to us (no matter how big or small), they have the ability to get stuck in our minds, along with all of the feelings, emotions, thoughts, and body sensations that we experienced at the time of the trauma. If these experiences are not processed, they can interfere with our daily lives, and affect our self-worth, our relationships, and our ability to manage daily interactions and life stressors.
EMDR uses Dual Attention Stimuli (e.g., eye movements or tactics stimulus) to assist in the accelerated process of moving through traumatic material. At the end of a successful EMDR session, clients will leave feeling less disturbed by the traumatic memory, and more able to be present in their mind and their body.