EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

When a man’s knowledge is not in order, the more of it he has, the greater will be his confusion.

 

~ Herbert Spencer

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an efficient therapy using bilateral stimulation (BLS) – tapping, auditory tones or eye movements – to accelerate the brains capacity to process and heal a troubling memory. BLS, which occurs naturally during dream state, helps to reintegrate the memory. EMDR methodology is a form of adaptive information processing which may well help the brain unblock maladaptive material.

 

EMDR 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 therapy 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.

 

If you are new to EMDR, you probably have questions.  You may visit    http://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/ for further information  or contact us directly by emailing, calling or make an appointment to set up an informational visit. The two counselors that are trained to assist you are Lisa Galliano and Frank Geis.