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EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a comprehensive treatment approach that helps to reduce stress from highly disturbing events. Francine Shapiro introduced EMDR in the early 1990ís as a means to reduce anxiety in her clients. She discovered that distressing information could get stuck in the brain as fragmented, unmetabolized experience and remain disconnected from the part of the brain that stores more adaptive information. Bi-lateral stimulation (EMDR) helps the brain to restore and link up with memory networks that hold related images, thoughts and emotions connected to the original event, thereby enabling the brain to consolidate and reprocess the blocked material.

I incorporate EMDR as an essential aspect of my practice in order to facilitate a clientís healing. Both children and adults benefit from this approach.

This approach can be applied to:

  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Complicated Grief
  • Addictions

Applications for EMDR

  • Sexual, physical and emotional abuse
  • Performance anxiety or enhancement
  • Test anxiety
  • Pain control
  • Depression
  • Other psychological and somatic problems

Tracey McCullick