Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR):
When a person experiences an upsetting event, they may not be able to process information as ordinarily happens. The memory may become "frozen in time" and may be attached to vivid images, thoughts, body sensations and feelings. This lasting negative effect may impact a person's view of the world and their relationships. EMDR has a direct effect on the way the brain processes information. EMDR allows normal information processing to resume and the memory will no longer have the same impact. In other words, memories get transformed and stored in a new way. EMDR appears to be similar to REM sleep and is considered to be a physiologically based therapy.
EMDR may be effective for;
PTSD, Trauma, Anxiety, OCD, Phobias, Panic Attacks, Complicated Grief, Disturbing Memories, Pain Disorders, Performance Anxiety, Dissociative Disorders, Stress Reduction, and Addictions.