What is it?
EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) is a form of therapy that helps you deal with upsetting memories or experiences by using calming techniques like gentle tapping or following a therapist's hand movements. Often times those painful memories or experience create the lens that we see the world through in our present day. We will react to things in the here-and-now as if we were still in the there-and-then. The techniques used in EMDR help your brain reprocess the tough stuff. It's like taking a tangled ball of yarn and slowly untangling it, so it becomes easier to handle. As you do this, you start feeling better and more at ease in your everyday life.
EMDR therapy has been researched extensively, and numerous studies have explored its effectiveness in treating various mental health conditions, especially trauma-related disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, it's important to note that therapy effectiveness can vary from person to person, and EMDR may not be the best choice for everyone. As we begin therapy and I learn more about your history and goals- we can determine if this would be a good fit for you.