EMDR is a powerful technique used by specially trained therapists to make substantive visceral shifts in current-day responses and states-of-being like anxiety, panic, distress, depression, and fear. Eye movements or alternate bi-lateral (tactile or auditory tones) stimuli are used to access the brain’s system of information processing. EMDR is a technique that allows the “thinking” brain to process old, disturbing experiences in a new way, resulting in improved emotional responses. These improved responses create real opportunities for a sense of relief, freedom, and joy in everyday living.
EMDR can help improve daily life by desensitizing present-day emotional states that are disturbing, yet related to past distressing experiences. By reprocessing old memories, clients can learn to see distressing experiences from a new perspective, improving the way related emotions are experienced and expressed in the current day.
Find out more about EMDR from the EMDR Institute and the short video below.
The following Viva Associates offer EMDR services at The Viva Center: