What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach. This treatment has received extensive research and has been proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols. These protocols incorporate elements from different treatment approaches.
How Does EMDR Therapy in Grand Rapids, MI Work?
EMDR therapy is an integrative form of psychotherapy. It uses a technique called bilateral stimulation to repeatedly activate opposite sides of the brain. EMDR therapists often use eye movements to help bilateral stimulation. These eye movements mimic the period of sleep referred to as rapid eye movement or REM sleep. REM sleep is when the mind processes recent events in the person’s life.
EMDR seems to help the brain reprocess trapped memories. It does so in such a way that normal information processing resumes. EMDR therapists often use this treatment to help clients uncover and process beliefs that developed as the result of relational traumas. Or, childhood abuse and/or neglect. For a more detailed explanation please visit EMDR Institute, Inc.
What Does EMDR Therapy in Grand Rapids, MI Help?
EMDR had been first established as helpful for PTSD. Although, it’s been proven useful for treatment in the following conditions:
- Panic Attacks
- Complicated Grief
- Dissociative Orders
- Disturbing Memories
- Pain Disorders
- Performance Anxiety
- Stress Reduction
- Sexual and/or Physical Abuse
- Body Dysmorphic Disorders
- Personality Disorders
Do any of the above symptoms or experiences fit you?
Do you experience distressing emotions that appear to you and others to be excessive given the current situation? Do you tend to be reactive to certain triggers? Is there one or more dysfunctional beliefs that you believe about yourself that on an intellectual level you know is not true?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may still be a good candidate for EMDR therapy.
Begin EMDR Therapy in Grand Rapids, MI
- Meet with a caring therapist
- Start reprocessing past trauma!