Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.
EMDR is a form of therapy used to treat the effects of acute or chronic psychological 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 just keeps getting triggered over and over again 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 20 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 at www.emdr.com, www.emdria.org, and www.traumacenter.org.
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