As per the emdria website, “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.”
EMDR is different from other therapies in the way that it gets to the root of our struggles. As an example, let's say you're having negative thoughts about not being good enough; EMDR helps to float back and take note of other experiences throughout your life that may have contributed to those feelings of unworthiness. It helps the brain and body to process those experiences, so they no longer remain stuck in our system. It's about clearing out the old distressing stuff and installing new positive cognitions and resources, while recognizing how adaptive our systems are at protecting us. EMDR helps to resolve unprocessed memories and experiences, and aids the system in its own natural healing process.
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