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EMDR Therapy

EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to focus briefly on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms. Ongoing research supports positive clinical outcomes, showing EMDR therapy as a helpful treatment for disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, addictions, and other distressing life experiences (Maxfield, 2019).
EMDR can be a powerful therapy across the life span. The client and therapist can choose from different ways to make EMDR work for each individual client, such as tappers (shown), eye movements, body movements, and fun & playful techniques. 
Source: About EMDR Therapy - EMDR International Association (


Starting a new type of therapy can be intimidating. Take a look at EMDR International Association's website, outlining what an EMDR session may look like: Overview of Experiencing EMDR Therapy
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