What Is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR therapy is a technique that aids in recovering from traumatic experiences that have caused negative effects. Your therapist will assist you in pinpointing and reflecting on the particular event that brought about your distress. It is possible to connect present obstacles to past occurrences that have hindered your progress. During the therapy, we will use “bi-lateral” (back and forth) eye movements or taps on each side of your body or an object moved back and forth in front of your eyes to stimulate your mind while you contemplate the experience.

 Ongoing research supports positive clinical outcomes showing EMDR therapy as a helpful treatment for disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, addictions, and other distressing life experiences (Maxfield, 2019). EMDR therapy has even been superior to Prozac in trauma treatment (Van der Kolk et al., 2007). Shapiro and Forrest (2016) share that more than 7 million people have been treated successfully by 110,000 therapists in 130 countries since 2016 ( EMDRIA.ORG).

Left And Right Brain Activated At The Same Time For Healing Trauma With EMDR

EMDR allows your brain to resume it’s natural healing process while working through the unprocessed events. It is also the reason that EMDR does not require you to verbally talk through any troubling memory or image, process between sessions, or take home any “homework.” Rather than verbally processing, we focus on changing the emotions, thoughts, or body sensations related to the distressing issue or memory – allowing your mind to heal from the incident.

After completing EMDR therapy, you will still be able to remember the painful event. However, it should be significantly less upsetting, if at all. You can expect to have little to no stress when images, sounds, thoughts or feelings related to the event are recalled.

EMDR often helps people overcome things that traditional therapy alone struggled to treat…

Eneziah Walters LCSW Therapist in Michigan and Texas

About Me

I‘m a licensed social worker and immigration evaluation specialist with eight years of experience as a child and family therapist. I specialize in trauma care for those with severe emotional disturbances, providing a safe and supportive environment to address concerns and symptoms.

 I also conduct mental health assessments. I aim to help clients discover what’s blocking their healing process and guide them toward learning how to heal. In my free time, I enjoy fitness classes, cooking, travel, and spending time with loved ones.

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