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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy

What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy is a comprehensive modality that enables people to heal from the symptoms, emotional distress, and negative core beliefs that are the result adverse life experiences. 


What can I expect?

EMDR is comprised of 8 phases of treatment and relies on the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model, a theory about how your brain stores memories. The AIP model posits that our brains store "normal" and "traumatic" information differently. EMDR helps to process unresolved memories and negative core beliefs from past experiences, thus healing your sense of self, allowing you to live in the present rather than feeling stuck in the past or stuck in worries about the future. EMDR also helps to heal an overreactive nervous system. 


Who can benefit from EMDR?

EMDR can help people with a wide range of mental health conditions and life experiences. Children, teens, and adults can all benefit and may be eligible for EMDR. 



EMDR therapy does not require talking in detail about a distressing issue or event. EMDR instead focuses on changing the beliefs, emotions, thoughts or behaviors that result from a adverse life experiences. 

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