EMDR is an evidence based therapy to help clients heal from disturbing life events. By employing bilateral stimulation clients are able to access both sides of the brain which allows for processing memories and emotions “stuck” in the body.
EMDR has been shown to be effective in alleviating symptoms of anxiety, trauma , PTSD, depression, and chronic pain.
At Gentle Pathways we have extensive experience working with children and adults utilizing EMDR. We offer EMDR for individual clients as well as in a group format for families and organizations to help process difficult events.
For more information about EMDR please visit EMDR International Association (emdria.org)
EMDR is an evidence-based therapy that has shown effectiveness in treating trauma related symptoms. Here are some ways EMDR can be beneficial:
- Memory Processing: EMDR helps individuals process traumatic memories in a way that reduces their emotional charge. Through guided eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation, the therapist helps the client reprocess the traumatic memory, making it less distressing.
- Desensitization: EMDR aims to desensitize the emotional response associated with traumatic memories. By repeatedly processing these memories during therapy sessions, clients can experience a reduction in the intensity of their distressing symptoms.
- Reprocessing Negative Beliefs: EMDR also addresses and reprocesses the negative beliefs and thoughts that often accompany PTSD.
- Improvement in Coping Skills: EMDR equips clients with coping skills to manage distressing emotions and triggers, empowering them to face their daily struggles with increased resilience