Eye Movement, Desensitization, and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence based therapy for the resolution of trauma. EMDR utilizes bilateral stimulation through eye movements, vibrating tappers held in the hand, or auditory bilateral stimulation to assist the brain in reprocessing trauma.
One of the difficulties with healing from a traumatic experience is the natural dissociation that stops other parts of the brain from easily connecting to the content. The EMDR process works with safety and bilateral stimulation to allow the brain to reprocess the trauma and reorient meanings that were created at the time of the trauma that may be currently causing you difficulties in other areas of your life. It works with acute trauma such as car accidents, sexual assault, attacks, natural disasters, witnessing horrific images, and surgical issues. It also can be helpful in reprocessing meanings created in early childhood experiences.
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