EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a method of psychotherapy that effectively relieves the frozen or haunting quality of overwhelming experiences by transforming how traumatic memories are stored in the brain and body. EMDR allows incomplete or “stuck” experiences to be safely processed and integrated as normal memories. Decades of extensive research has made EMDR the treatment of choice for resolving post-traumatic stress.
Trauma is typically thought of as a dramatic event, but EMDR addresses any disturbing experience that has affected your life. As a traumatic memory is integrated, perceptions of the experience spontaneously shift, negative beliefs give way to a more positive perspective, the body releases old tensions, and emotions ease. Symptoms of anxiety, shame, nightmares, and hypervigilence, diminish or disappear. Your sense of self reorganizes to be consistent with who you are today.
EMDR creates amazing results and deep healing experiences. If you suffer with PTSD, or the aftereffects of trauma, chances are good that EMDR can help restore you to wholeness. EMDR takes place as an appropriate and mutually agreed upon treatment in the context of a well-developed therapeutic relationship.
I am an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, and as an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, I also provide EMDR Consultation for Therapists in EMDR Basic Training or pursuing EMDRIA Certification.
I was trained in Brainspotting by David Grand, an EMDR expert who originated this new method of trauma resolution, and in Attachment-focused Brainspotting by Lisa Schwarz. Brainspotting delivers powerful results in releasing old experiences at the root of patterns that keep us stuck in disturbing emotions and reactivity.