Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
EMDR what is it?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is an innovative clinical
treatment for victims of trauma. Since its introduction in 1989, the approach
has been taught to over 17,000 clinicians worldwide. With very positive
results emanating from recent studies, EMDR is now the most extensively
researched treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and many
other applications are also being explored.
How does it work?
EMDR is a time efficient, comprehensive methodology for the treatment
of the disturbing experiences that underlie much pathology. Drawing on
behavioural, cognitive, psychodynamic, body-based and systems therapies,
it provides profound and stable treatment benefits in a short period of
time. Through eye movements, EMDR helps victims of trauma reprocess disturbing
thoughts and memories. Current research suggests that the eye movements
link its affects to REM sleep, dual attention and drawing on both sides
of the brain to let go of the painful feelings and physical symptoms associated
with the traumatic event.
Who benefits from this treatment tool?
Controlled studies of Vietnam veterans, September 11, 2001 victims and
family members, Oklahoma bomb survivors, other crimes, rape, abuse, phobias,
accident, illness, catastrophic loss and natural disaster indicate that
the method is capable of rapid change and a significant reduction of symptoms
such as emotional distress, intrusive thoughts, flashbacks and nightmares.
EMDR is a new and exciting treatment method that is now assisting people
all over the world with a wide range of psychological problems. It is
a powerful tool for relieving human suffering. The Eye Movement and Reprocessing
(EMDR) method accelerates the treatment of a wide range of pathologies
and self esteem issues related to both upsetting past events and present
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