EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a well researched and effective treatment for those who seek to heal from past trauma. If you have gone through an unwanted painful experience you may be struggling to feel in control, safe, or fully present in your daily life. When trauma occurs, the physical and emotional experiences can become locked in the nervous system, creating an ongoing experience of distress, even years after traumatic events have occurred. Working with a therapist trained in EMDR will give you the opportunity to release the trauma from the nervous system, allowing healing to take place. EMDR does not erase painful memories, but it can dramatically reduce the distress the event causes you in your present life.

Some examples of trauma symptoms EMDR can be effective in treating:

• Mood swings/difficulty managing stress
• A persistent sense of danger or doom
• Invasive disturbing memories or thoughts
• Sleep issues such as insomnia, sleepwalking, or nightmares
• Feeling lonely or isolated from others
• Feeling numb or outside of your body
• Unexplained bodily pain or fatigue
• Difficulty concentrating or a “foggy” feeling
• Startling easily or feeling constantly on-edge