What is EMDR and how is it helpful?

EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a type of therapy most often used to treat trauma and posttraumatic stress symptoms.

This therapy helps individuals process distressing memories in a less overwhelming way. While processing the memory with a tapping device, the memory is integrated into the client’s normal memory. Negative or maladaptive beliefs attached to the memory are then replaced with more adaptive, positive beliefs.

EMDR may be helpful for:

  • Treating Individuals who have experienced traumatic events.

  • Reducing PTSD symptoms (intrusive thoughts, nightmares and flashbacks).

  • Treating anxiety related disorders or specific phobias.

  • Replacing maladaptive beliefs with positive self-concept.

  • Alleviating emotional disturbances linked to past trauma.

You do not need to talk about your trauma in detail during EMDR. You may wish to explore using EMDR for trauma resolution, reduced symptoms, addressing underlying negative beliefs, and to gain new skills for coping.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapists

“The past affects the present even without our being aware of it.”  Dr. Francine Shapiro, Psychologist and Developer of EMDR

The following ARI therapists provide EMDR.

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