"When you’re going through hell, keep going.”
-- Winston Churchill
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
We hold traumatic memory in a part of our brain that sometimes allows for recurrent surfacing of painful images, thoughts, sensations or emotions in profoundly disturbing ways. EMDR is a process that capitalizes on the human’s capacity to heal. EMDR allows us to process the multiple elements of experience to an adaptive state where new learning takes place, and where the disturbance created by the re-experiencing of old trauma is ameliorated. In a treatment modality that addresses the multiple elements of thought, image, emotion and sensation as they are woven together to create our experience, EMDR permits traumatic memories to be reprocessed and assimilated, reducing the often immobilizing anxiety related to their recurrent surfacing.
I am an EMDR therapist certified by the EMDR International Association. The EMDR process in the office is simple and can be profound.
For answers to frequently asked questions, check out this FAQ page at the EMDR Institute.