Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences.
At times, when we become overwhelmed, our brains cannot process information as it does ordinarily. You may even re-experience these moments as though you are going through it for the first time.
EMDR uses bilateral stimulation to allow both sides of the brain to communicate in order to separate painful emotions from the past experiences. This allows you to learn from this experience and use these valuable lessons to guide you in a positive direction in the future.
Here at Hearts of Healing Therapies, LLC, we utilize a Belief Focused approach to EMDR case conceptualization and processing as it is one of the most advanced, effective and efficient approaches for trauma processing. We don't just focus on the event, but rather we acknowledge the impact this experience has had on core beliefs and ultimately your life.
Recent advancements in neurobiology have supported the effectiveness of linking network pathways’ in order to consolidate adaptive (healthy) psychological learning. Meaning; we work to clear entire neural networks, desensitize overwhelming emotions and eliminate unpleasant body sensations attached to the past. Working with neural networks’, emotions and sensations (both positive and negative) is the cornerstone of AIP and EMDR processing.
The length of treatment depends on the individual, however studies have shown that EMDR can resolve certain symptoms faster than traditional therapies.
EMDR therapy helps children and adults of all ages. Therapists use EMDR therapy to address a wide range of challenges including but not limited to: