Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a research-based highly effective treatment endorsed by the American Psychiatric Association, Department of Defense, Veteran’s Administration and ISSTS as a treatment for trauma. It attends to the past experiences that have set the groundwork for pathology, the current situations that trigger dysfunctional emotions, beliefs and sensations, and the positive experience needed to enhance future adaptive behaviors and mental health.
One of the procedural elements of EMDR is “dual stimulation” using either bilateral eye movements, tones or taps. During the reprocessing phases the client attends momentarily to past memories, present triggers, or anticipated future experiences while simultaneously focusing on a set of external stimulus. During that time, clients generally experience the emergence of insight, changes in memories, or new associations. EMDR is a highly effective not only for trauma, but also for anxiety, depression, addictions, and abuse.
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