Imagine after days, months and even years of distress due to trauma it is relieved in a brief therapy process. EMDR is that process, it does work, and it has worked for 10's of thousands of clients.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in not hypnosis. The client is alwas in control of the process. Healing happens when the memory of the event with asociated thoughts, feelings and beliefs are brought together using a bilateral process, by getting the left and right hemispheres of the brain to communicate with each other. The memory is desentized and then reprocessed into a more positive and functional attitude about life. Many people feel a sense of freedom and the change in the therapeutic process is not a momentary fix but the healing continues to bring positive results, often for the rest of a client's life.
EMDR is like opening a faucet of jamed up emotions and once opened, it frees thoughs emotions and the reprocessed emotions continue to run positive and clean, sort of to say. Thus EMDR unlocks thoughts, feelings and beliefs associated with trauma or distressful memories and allows them to fade away..
EMDR is an interactional, standized approach and method to therapy that integrates into and augments a treatment plan. EMDR acclerates the treatment of a wide range of dysfunctionas and self esteem issuees related to both upsetting past events and present life conditions. Controlled studies of victims of Combat, rape, molestation, accidents, catastrophic loss and natural disaster indicate that the method is capable of rapid desentization of traumatic memories and a significant reduction in client symptoms (e.g. emotional distress, intrustive thoughts, flashbacks and nightmares). There are more controlled studies to date on EMDR than any other method used in the treatment of trauma.
EMDR is effective for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) however, EMDR is also effective for many other types of trauma.
Mr. Douglas Garner is a member of EMDR International Association. For Further Information on EMDRIA go to the EMDRIA webside and click on about EMDR and then What is EMDR?
The EMDR website is www.emdria.org.
EMDR is a remarkable treatment method used to heal the symptoms of trauma, as well as other emotional conditions. EMDR is the most effective and rapid method for healing PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) as shown by extensive scientific research studies.
The EMDR therapy process uses a bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement, or tactile stimulation, or sound, which repeatly activates the opposite sides of the brain releasing emotional experiences that are "trapped" in the nervous system. This assists the neurophysiological system, the basis of the mind/body connection, to free itself of blockages and reconnect itself.
EMDR allows a client to process an emotional experience that he/she cannot yet talk about, yet following a EMDR session find an ability to talk about it freely. Most importantly, it can eliminate stress surrounding the traumatic event, with the purpose of allowing new life in the once traumatized and emotionally difficult memory.
Scientific research has established EMDR as one of the most effective for post traumatic stress, especially done by a seasoned EMDR professional.
Mr. Doug Garner has been doing EMDR since 1996, and had done EMDR Therapy as has successfully helped nearly 1,000 clients. The trauma Mr. Doug Garner has worked with may have been due to physical abuse, sexual abuse (rape), emotional abuse, combat experiences, death of a loved one, friend, schoolmate, or work associate.
Here are some quotes from a sample of clients that have gone through the EMDR process: "I can't believe it's that simple." "I've been in therapy for 2 years (with another therapist) and in a single session I feel completely changed." "You mean I've suffered all this time, over 40 years, and in a single 20 minute session the memory is now just gone?" "Ever since the process two weeks ago I've felt like a whole new person, I don't need therapy any more, Thanks." In addition, I believe that one of the fastest sessions was 17 minutes that helped a 16 year old girl overcome her trauma of rape.
The studies to date show a high degree of effectiveness with the following conditions:
loss of a loved one
injury of a loved one
witness to violence
victims of violent crimes
anxiety or panic
post traumatic stress
brooding or worrying
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