EMDR Therapy at Beyond the Mirror
EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. EMDR is helpful for any type of trauma that a person may have experienced in their life. Trauma can be physical, sexual, emotional and psychological, but can also include incidents in a person’s life where they felt that their safety was at risk.
EMDR therapy combines different elements to maximize treatment effects. A full description of the theory, sequence of treatment, and research on protocols and active mechanisms can be found in F. Shapiro (2001) Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: Basic principles, protocols and procedures (2nd edition) New York: Guilford Press.
EMDR involves attention to three time periods: the past, present, and future. Focus is given to past disturbing memories and related events. Also, it is given to current situations that cause distress, and to developing the skills and attitudes needed for positive future actions. With EMDR therapy, these items are addressed using an eight-phase treatment approach.will help you prepare for EMDR by teaching you resource development skills such as relaxation and mindfulness. READ MORE...The process from beginning to end varies depending on the needs of the individual client.
I also believe in the overall benefits of the mind-body connection to help a person cope with any issue they bring to therapy. I will help you identify which emotions are present and also their effect on the body to help you work through any issue that you bring to therapy.
Scientific research has established EMDR as effective for post traumatic stress. However, clinicians also have reported success using EMDR in treatment of the following conditions:
- Panic attacks
- Complicated grief
- Dissociative disorders
- Disturbing memories
- Pain disorders
- Performance anxiety
- Stress reduction
- Sexual and/or Physical abuse
- Body dysmorphic disorders
- Personality Disorders
VIDEO: EMDR therapy with founder Francine Shapiro