Anyone who’s suffering from severe anxiety or depression, insomnia, recurring nightmares, or the distressing memories caused by abuse or other traumatic events knows the debilitating effects these issues can have on an individual’s relationships and life.
Until recently, these conditions were often difficult and time consuming to treat. Thankfully, a relatively recent psychotherapy technique known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, has been proven extremely effective at helping people overcome anxiety, depression, panic attacks, stress, phobias, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress, as well as numerous other emotional issues.
EMDR treatment has been called a breakthrough therapeutic technique by many therapists and clients alike, as it is a relatively short-term treatment that has been shown to be safe, effective, and long-lasting without requiring the use of medications. It is a simple, non-invasive process that facilitates emotional healing quickly and effectively.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing is a research supported therapeutic technique that helps resolve traumatic memories and speeds up the process of recovery from traumatic events and has been found effective in the treatment of:
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Panic attacks
- Complicated grief
- Dissociative disorders
- Pain disorders
- Performance anxiety
- Stress reduction
- Sexual and/or physical abuse
- Body dysmorphic disorders
Fourteen controlled studies make EMDR therapy one of the most thoroughly researched treatments for trauma. A recent study of individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress found that almost 90% of participants experienced relief from their emotional distress after only three EMDR sessions. Another study has shown EMDR to be twice as effective at relieving trauma in half the amount of time of more traditional approaches to psychotherapy.
While many people experience dramatic results after using EMDR for a relatively brief period of time, each case is unique. However, in the last two decades alone more than half a million people around the world have experienced the immediate and long-term benefits of EMDR treatment.
If you’re looking to relieve emotional distress and overcome the debilitating effects of past traumatic experiences, EMDR can provide faster relief than other treatments available. EMDR therapy can also help you restore emotional balance and control, bring you greater peace of mind, and help you attain a sense of personal power and optimism that can allow you to move forward in life with confidence and optimism.
As a clinician I’ve found EMDR to be an extremely powerful adjunct to therapy and many of my clients have found EMDR treatment highly effective.