What is EMDR?
- EMDR is a psychotherapeutic technique used to treat emotional distress.
- Negative memories and emotions are “unlocked” and “neutralized” providing quick and lasting relief.
- EMDR is effective with children, adolescents and adults suffering from a variety of emotional distress.
- EMDR is the most thoroughly researched method in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma
- Course of Treatment varies for each individual.
This video is with EMDR founder Francine Shapiro provides an accurate representation of the technique.
EMDR may be appropriate to treat the following:
- Relationship Issues
- Self Esteem
- Sleep Disruption
- Compassion fatigue
EMDR is NOT for the following:
- Individuals actively using drugs or excessively drinking
- Individuals actively exposed to on-going trauma such as domestic violence
- Individuals who are suicidal or engaging in any self harm such as cutting
- Split personalities or dissociative disorders
- Psychotic disorders
- Personality disorders
- Individuals with a history of seizures or migraines
EMDR can benefit professionals in industries including:
- Child Services
- Emergency Response