“About 6 out of every 100 people will have PTSD at some point in their lives.”
— U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Why EMDR Therapy?
EMDR Therapy Supports Balanced Brainwaves
Managing your thought process means bringing your mind and body together as one.
EMDR therapy works quickly to transform your negative thought process so you can make mindful decisions that positively affect your life.
When your mind aligns with your goals, your body follows, allowing you to…
Make healthier eating choices
Use exercise to fuel your energy
Ignite your creative side
Empower your inner strength
And embrace your most confident self
What Is EMDR Therapy?
First discovered in the 1980s by Dr. Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy. As a client focuses on unprocessed traumatic memories, this therapy tracks eye movement. Dr. Shapiro worked for many years developing the use of EMDR therapy for treating a variety of trauma and trauma-related disorders, including:
- Panic Attacks
- Chronic Illness & Medical Issues
- Bipolar Disorders
- Dissociative Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Grief & Loss
- Performance Anxiety
- Personality Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Trauma & Stress-Related Issues
- Sexual Assault
- Sleep Disturbance
- Substance Abuse & Addiction
- Violence & Abuse
How It Works
1. Connect The Wires
EMDR therapy starts by igniting communication between different parts of the brain, including the amygdala (inner alarm signal), hippocampus (helps with learning and memories), and prefrontal cortex (handles and controls behavior and emotion).
2. Allow The Brain To Process
As you reflect on distressing thoughts during an EMDR session, your brain is allowed to process the event – which resolves its instinctual responses of fight, flight, or freeze.