EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an evidence-based psychotherapy utilized to address the disturbing emotions and symptoms that can result from upsetting life events. Our bodies and brains are wired to move towards healing, both physically and mentally. When our system is blocked or thrown off balance by a negative event, the emotional wound isn’t able to properly heal and emotional distress lingers. EMDR helps to clear these blocks and promote natural healing to continue. EMDR also targets negative belief systems and can result in greater self-esteem and healthier sense of self.
“The past affects the present even without our being aware of it.”
― Francine Shapiro
Who Can Benefit
EMDR was developed by Francine Shapiro in 1987 to address emotional trauma. However, it has since been proven to be effective in the treatment of a variety of mental health issues, including: PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety/Panic Disorders.
“We repeat what we don’t repair.”
— Christine Langley-Obaugh
“You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.”
— Marianne Williamson