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 EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing

EMDR is a psychotherapy treatment that helps reset the body’s natural reactions after trauma. 

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Our bodies were made to detect and combat threats. Our nervous system has the fight, flight, freeze, or fawn response to protect us from outside danger.  The immune system keeps a record of every germ it has defeated.
These systems don’t guarantee a smooth recovery after each battle.

When we can’t process trauma, our mind and body negatively adapt.

If traumatic events are not healed or processed properly, the body will show signs over weeks, months, and years. 
Negative thoughts, intense unwanted emotional responses, and feeling on high alert, or stuck,  are signs of a dysregulated nervous system. Headaches, inflammation, digestive issues, Fibromyalgia, and other autoimmune disorders are physical responses to trauma.

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EMDR targets emotional responses

EMDR therapy has helped millions worldwide.

EMDR therapy has been in practice since the late 1980s, after Francine Shapiro, PhD., discovered and developed the protocol.

Studies show that EMDR therapy has high success rates for PTSD symptoms, as well as single, and multiple-event trauma victims. 

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Present Distress

PTSD symptoms, frustration, sadness or anger, emotional or physical pain stopping you from feeling your best.

This includes things like performance anxiety, auto-immune disorders, or substance dependency.

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Target Memory

Your target memory will be determined before the psychotherapy exercises begin.

This memory could be one you already know is causing distress, or we may discover it when we talk about the troubles you are having today.

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Future Responses

You have the power to determine how your mind and body will respond to your target memory.

If you had the chance to control your reactions, what would you change? Build a new pathway chosen by the person you are today.

Proven Relief

EMDR is proven to provide relief in fewer sessions than other psychotherapies. We target a specific mental wound causing distress in your life.

With each session, the wound heals a little more. Soon enough, you will notice a positive change in your or your family member’s behaviors.

No Homework

Unlike other treatment orientations, EMDR does not require work outside of appointments.

The work is done on the sub-conscience mind during the session.  As each session is completed you will begin to notice a change in your responses to distubances.

No Detailed Descriptions

This therapy does not require clients to explain the disturbing memory in great detail.

We’re doing therapeutic exercises with just your thoughts to shut down disturbances.  We’ll work on setting future responses that will help you reach your goals.

Evidence-Based Treatment

EMDR therapy is recognized as an effective form of treatment for trauma and other disturbing experiences by these organizations:

EMDR is recognized by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
American Psychiatric Association
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