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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

“We repeat what we don't repair." ~ Christine Langley-Obaugh

What is EMDR?

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.

“Eye Movements” refers to how a trained therapist will guide you to think about a trauma while moving your eyes back and forth, left to right. Other methods can also be used, including audio and tactile.

“Desensitization” is the lessening of the emotional bite of the troubling memory, distressing events or symptoms that are impacting your functioning. 

“Reprocessing” is the creation of new adaptive pathways to your healed self.

Is EMDR proven?

EMDR is one of the most thoroughly researched, evidence-based psychological methods. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.

What types of problems can EMDR help with?

Scientific research has established EMDR as effective for post traumatic stress.  However, clinicians also have reported success using EMDR in treatment of the following conditions:

  • Life crises (including relationship issues, divorce and/or job loss)
  • Panic attacks
  • Grief and Loss
  • Car accidents
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Anxiety and Phobias
  • Recurrent Nightmares
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Pain disorders
  • Performance anxiety
  • Stress reduction
  • Emotional, Sexual and/or Physical assaults and abuse
  • Disordered eating
  • Body image issues

How does EMDR work?

Watch this brief animation explaining how EMDR works:

EMDR can help you overcome the symptoms from experiences that are limiting you to reach your individual wellness goals.

If you want to learn more about EMDR and how it can be helpful for you, contact Ainslie Wellness today.

~Maya Angelou,

"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can choose not to be reduced by them.”