Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.
When a disturbing event is experienced, it can become locked in the nervous system with the original picture, sounds, thoughts, feelings, and body sensations. Old material repeatedly gets triggered, and individuals can end up feeling “stuck” emotionally. EMDR may help resolve problems that have affected a person for decades.
EMDR is a research-based therapy with over 30 years of scientific validation. The practice guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association and the Department of Veterans Affairs and Defense (2004) have placed EMDR in the highest category of effectiveness. You can read more specific research citation and information or watch an informative video at https://www.emdria.org/about-emdr-therapy/.
Is another form of nontraditional therapy that developed from EMDR and is helpful for many people. Watch this video for more information.
“Difficulties arise when family loyalty runs counter to the truth. . . telling the truth of one’s own traumatic experiences can feel like an act of disloyalty.”
– Robert T. Muller
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