EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION & REPROCESSING
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a nontraditional therapy—like CBT, DBT, etc.—that uses a patient’s own rapid, rhythmic eye movements to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorders, eating disorders, addictions, and anxiety with the primary goal being to weaken the negative emotions associated with disturbing memories that might otherwise create a debilitating response.
EMDR is used at Peaks Recovery Centers to help guide our patients towards living a purposeful and well rounded life. If you think EMDR could help you or a loved one struggling with addiction, reach out today about our inpatient rehab services. We care and are here to help.
WHAT IS EMDR THERAPY?
EMDR is a individual based and composed therapy that requires the patient to temporarily focus on a traumatic memory while a therapist induces bilateral eye movement. This stimulation has been associated with abatement in the emotion and sharpness of that specific trauma memory, making it less impactful, and less likely you will experience a psychological response.
HOW EMDR WORKS
EAMDR therapy is heavily connected to how memories are stored in the brain. EMDR allows new neural pathways to be connected to the traumatic memory. The emotions and thoughts that cause stress are now intertwined with new positive pathways between the right and left side of the brain.Get Help Now
PHASES OF EMDR THERAPY
WHAT CAN EMDR HELP WITH?
EMDR is primarily known for helping individuals who suffer from trauma disorders and PTSD. Although there is not sufficient evidence that shows EMDR helps outside of those, this therapy has also been used to help:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Depression Disorders
- Addiction Disorders
- Trauma Disorders
- Eating Disorders
EMDR THERAPY NEAR ME
Peaks Recovery Centers applies EMDR to those who’s treatment plan recognizes EMDR as being beneficial towards achieving a more successful and fulfilled life. Peaks Recovery is just a phone call away and is ready to provide the guidance and support for you or a loved one.
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