EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) is one of the most well researched treatments in the mental health field. It involves bilateral stimulation, similar to that found in REM sleep. Bilateral stimulation often is what we think of in REM sleep, the eyes moving back and forth, but can also be achieved through tactile or audio means. This is carefully directed by a certified therapist.
EMDR targets traumatic memories that are stored in the amygdala. The amygdala is part of the limbic system in the brain. The infographic below, from the Sovereign Health Group, helps explain what happens when traumatic memories are stored in the brain. They call it the “amydala hijack”. When traumatic memories are stored in the amygdala problems like anxiety disorders can result.
EMDR helps release traumatic memories and helps your brain return to healthy functioning. Let’s get you back to the you who enjoys life. Let us help you put down the baggage that keeps you from being the best you.
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