Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and Trauma

Trauma can have a big impact on how you live your life. You can often feel guilty, out of control, or afraid after going through trauma. Whether you went through a single event or multiple incidents of trauma, therapy can help you function more effectively.

EMDR is a specific form of therapy that is effective for those who have experienced a trauma. It also has broader application in improving performance and increasing mindfulness and intentionality.

EMDR is believed to utilize the brain’s resources to help us unlearn painful lessons that we pick up after a trauma. You should start to have more flexibility with how you think and interact with the world after EMDR.

EMDR is not talk therapy. It is not necessary for you to tell your story in order for it to be effective. It’s actually quite unique. I’ve found that my clients who are creative and like trying new things respond well to EMDR; those who are more traditional or conservative sometimes struggle with it.

For more information about EMDR please visit http://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/.

I also practice Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Both of these treatment approaches have a lot of research showing their effectiveness.