Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a treatment approach that has been widely validated by research to treat post-traumatic stress, panic attacks, addictions, phobias, anxiety disorders, sexual and physical abuse, disturbing memories, additions, and complicated grief.
EMDR has proven to be an effective and rapid method of reprocessing traumatic material. The mind can often heal itself naturally, in the same way as the body does. Much of this natural coping mechanism occurs during sleep, particularly during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. EMDR allows your brain to process those traumatic or unprocessed memories. Some clients experience relief or positive effects in just a few sessions. EMDR is effective in alleviating trauma-related symptoms, whether the traumatic event occurred many years ago or yesterday. It gives desired results –with little talking, without using medications, and requires no “homework” between sessions.