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How can you benefit from EMDR?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.

EMDR may allow the client to access and reprocess negative memories (leading to decreased psychological arousal associated with the memory). This is sometimes known as the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model.

Formal EMDR therapy consists of eight phases. The first phase includes history taking and treatment planning. The second phase includes preparation. The third phase is an assessment phase followed by the fourth phase of desensitization. Phases 5 and 6 involve installing positive cognitions and body scan. The last phase is the reevaluation phase.

Aside from trauma, studies have indicated EMDR effectiveness in depression, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, other anxiety disorders, distress due to body image issues, EMDR has also been found to improve stress management symptoms, reduce suicidal ideation, help low self-esteem, decrease substance craving, improve pain management, and help people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who suffer from exposure to distressing events.

In trauma, some of the studies show that 84%-90% of single-trauma victims no longer have post-traumatic stress disorder after only three 90-minute sessions... Another study, found that 100% of the single-trauma victims and 77% of multiple trauma victims no longer were diagnosed with PTSD after only six 50-minute sessions. In another study, 77% of combat veterans were free of PTSD in 12 sessions.

Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes. Over 100,000 clinicians throughout the world use the therapy. Millions of people have been treated successfully over the past 25 years.

To schedule your EMDR consultation with Kaela, please call 614-647-HELP



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