One of the most powerful and well-researched therapies used to treat trauma and its lasting effects is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – also known as EMDR. EMDR is capable of addressing trauma significantly and often in ways that transitional therapy methods do not. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. Some research suggests that EMDR therapy may be ablate soothe the aftereffects of a unexpected tragedy, witnessing a violent act, traumatic changes in ones life and persistent anxiety in much less time the other trauma treatment modalities. Here is a short video further explaining EMDR.
EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological and emotional trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.
When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can causes intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes.
Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy in a verily short period of time that once took years to make a difference.**