What is EMDR?

"EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy  that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress  that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  Repeated studies  show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of  psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely  assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  EMDR  therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma  much as the body recovers from physical trauma.  When you cut your hand,  your body works to close the wound.  If a foreign object or repeated  injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain.  Once the block  is removed, healing resumes.  EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar  sequence of events occurs with mental processes.  The brain’s  information processing system naturally moves toward mental health.  If  the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event,  the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering.  Once the  block is removed, healing resumes.  Using the detailed protocols and  procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help  clients activate their natural healing processes." - EMDR Institute (see links below or contact us to learn more about EMDR)