What is EMDR
Updated: Apr 13, 2021
The exchange of pain for peace.
Trauma can have emotional and mental health consequences. Needing a safe and confidential place for one to talk to a professional about personal experiences, thoughts, feelings, or problems are the beginning of healing.
“EMDR helps in removing the blocks so one's natural healing process may occur..”
EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress resulting from disturbing or traumatic life events/experiences.
EMDR therapy (short for Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) shows that the mind can heal from psychological trauma, just as the body recovers from physical trauma.
When disturbing or traumatic events occur they can sometimes get caught in the brain's information processing center, causing the emotional wound to fester and contribute to suffering.
Through an 8 phase treatment program, eye movements and other forms of bi-lateral stimulation are used to accelerate intellectual and emotional processing of past events.