Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of therapy that helps people heal from symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. This type of therapy has grown recently, particularly for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
EMDR therapy shows that the mind can heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your finger, your body works to close and heal the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury aggravates the wound, it could become irritated and cause pain. Once the object is removed, healing can resume. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy shows that a similar sequence of events can occur with our mental processes.
At first glance, EMDR appears to approach psychological issues in an unusual way. It does not rely on talk therapy or medications. Instead, EMDR uses a person's own rapid, rhythmic eye movements. These eye movements soften the power of emotionally charged memories of past traumatic events.
Repeated studies show that by using EMDR, therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.
At The Magnolia Institute, our approach to EMDR Therapy involves attention to three time periods: the past, present and future.
As trained and certified EDRM therapists, we are able to provide a treatment program that allows you to change; we believe in your ability to grow, to adapt, and to create a life worth living.
How do you know if Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy is right for you?
Let’s talk. At The Magnolia Institute, we will work together to see if Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy is the right approach for you moving forward.
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