EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a treatment used to “desensitize and reprocess” memories that have been stored in your brain as a result of traumatic experiences (this can be a small trauma to a larger trauma). EMDR is considered to be an effective therapy because of the quick and lasting relief clients feel from their emotional distress. EMDR therapy repeatedly activates opposite sides of the brain, which releases emotional experiences that have become trapped in the nervous system and can be completed by the eye movement, audio to tactile methods.
EMDR is shown and used at Life Counseling Solutions to have effectiveness in treating the following conditions:
- Low Self-Esteem
- Overwhelming Fears
- Relationship Problems
- Loss of a Loved One
- Performance Enhancement
- Post Traumatic Stress (Rape, Robbery, Natural Disaster, Car Accident, Fire, Earth Quakes)
- Sexual, Physical, or Emotional Abuse
How Does EMDR Work?
The EMDR therapist works with a client in revisiting the traumatic experience, the feelings about the experience, and any negative thoughts or feelings. The therapist then uses bi-lateral stimulation (either eye-movement, tactile, or audio methods) to activate both sides of the brain to bring quick and vibrant images that are then processed by the stimulation bringing about relief and resolved feelings.
What is the Goal of EMDR?
The goal of EMDR is to help clients heal and have minimum life effects from there past traumas. The therapist becomes a partner with the client facilitating healing and helping to remove unprocessed traumas to bring about relief.
Orlando Trauma Therapy at Life Counseling Solutions offers EMDR to our clients for relief from emotional distress. Call us at (407) 622-1770 or email us at [email protected]