The Breakthrough Therapy in Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Trauma
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an extensively-researched, integrative psychotherapy proven effective for trauma treatment, anxiety and depression. By directly affecting how the brain processes information, EMDR helps people see adverse memories and thought processes in new, less distressing ways.
In EMDR therapy, clinicians help individuals activate their own natural healing process. The Adaptive Information Processing model suggests that EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing and processing of adverse life experience to bring an adaptive resolution resulting in a reduction of the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
EMDR is Recommended by:
Who does EMDR help?
- Anyone with anxiety and/or depression
- First-line responders
- Trauma victims
- Cancer patients and survivors
- People suffering from:
- PTSD and other anxiety disorders
- Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
- Substance Use Disorder
EMDR therapy is being employed to alleviate symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Everyday Stress, Panic Attacks, OCD, Eating Disorders and Phobias.
Somatic therapies such as EMDR are known to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and trauma, but they also play a positive role in recovery from anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, and substance abuse. Somatic therapies are designed for anyone who needs to free themselves from destructive thought patterns in order to live a more fulfilling life.
One of the benefits of EMDR is that you don’t necessarily have to talk about painful memories, making the therapy particularly inviting for those who have trouble verbalizing their experiences or for whom those experiences remain too painful to talk about. Rather, using EMDR for anxiety can be a largely internal process during which you are compassionately and gently guided out of a place of anxiety toward one of safety and inner tranquility. This process can allow you to access parts of yourself that traditional talk therapy may not be able to reach.
EMDR has been researched at length and is now recommended by the American Psychiatric Association in their treatment guidelines. Nearly two dozen randomized trials over the past three decades have shown that the inclusion of EMDR in a recovery plan heightens the chance for its success.