The Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EDMR) therapy is one of the most effective psychotherapy that helps people recover from trauma and various forms of psychological distress, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. Used for both children and adults, EMDR therapy focuses on resolving unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain.
The benefit of this therapy is it can be completed in fewer sessions than other psychotherapies.
Rather than focusing on changing a person’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviours resulting from the distress, this therapy allows the brain to resume its natural healing process. EMDR is a powerful psychotherapy used to address a wide range of challenges, including:
- Chronic illnesses
- Medical issues
- Depression, bipolar and dissociative orders
- Eating disorders
- Grief and loss
- Performance anxiety
- Personality disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sexual assault
- Sleep disturbance, substance abuse and addiction
- Violence and abuse
Rather the EMDR therapy focuses on resolving unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. The benefit of this therapy is it can be completed in fewer sessions than other psychotherapies.
The human brain is capable of naturally recovering from traumatic memories and events. This process involves communication between the amygdala, the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex. This therapy helps the brain process memories and allows normal healing to resume.