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EMDR Therapy Lancaster PA

Have you ever consider expanding your counseling experience to include an experiential technique; why not EMDR?

What is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR therapy is a trauma-focused therapy that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from different treatment approaches.

How does EMDR work?

EMDR therapy works by using a technique called bilateral stimulation to repeatedly activate opposite sides of the brain. Therapists often use eye movements to facilitate bilateral stimulation. These eye movements mimic the period of sleep referred to as rapid eye movement or REM sleep, and this portion of sleep is frequently considered to be the time when the mind processes the recent events in the person’s life.

EMDR seems to help the brain reprocess the trapped memories in such a

way that normal information processing is resumed. Therapists often use

EMDR helps clients uncover and process beliefs that developed as the

result of relational traumas or childhood abuse and/or neglect. For a more

detailed explanation, please visit EMDR Institute, Inc.

What does EMDR help?

EMDR had been originally established as helpful for PTSD, although it’s been proven useful for treatment in the following conditions:

  • Panic Attacks

  • Complicated Grief

  • Dissociative Orders

  • Disturbing Memories

  • Phobias

  • Pain Disorders

  • Performance Anxiety

  • Addictions

  • Stress Reduction

  • Sexual and/or Physical Abuse

  • Body Dysmorphic Disorders

  • Personality Disorders

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