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 endorsed by the World Health Organization and American Psychological Association as evidence-based practices to resolve post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma.
EMDR is one of the most effective evidence-based practices for trauma. Typically talk therapy only activates the neocortex of the brain; whereas, EMDR activates the limbic system, brainstem and neocortex. This is the only form of therapy activating all 3 regions.
A typical session is 50-minutes long, each addressing different “triggering” memories of the associated trauma or upsetting memory. There are eight phases your therapist will describe to you. Each will help you process the trauma at your own pace.
EMDR therapy differs based on the person - but can generally takes between five to twelve sessions to resolve life traumas. Currently over 85% of our clients find EMDR to be effective in overcoming their targeted memory.
HEALING TRAUMA: EMDR EXPERIENCES