EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It's a relatively modern therapy modality that's widely used to help patients process traumatic experiences. EMDR has been highly researched and studied to show its effectiveness on more than just traumatic experiences but also for treating disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, addictions, and other distressing life experiences.
EMDR therapy, rather than focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts or behaviors resulting from the distressing issue, allows the brain to resume its natural healing process. For many clients, EMDR therapy can be completed in fewer sessions than other psychotherapies. EMDR can be done in the standard 50 minute sessions as well as in longer intensive appointments that are anywhere from 1.5-3 hours long. The intensive appointments allow space to address complex issues without being interrupted by time limits.
A trained EMDR therapist at Align Counseling Associates, PLLC in Manchester, NH can help you rewire your brain to overcome negative thought cycles and anxiety-provoking memories. Contact us today to learn more about how EMDR therapy sessions work and how they can be helpful for your specific needs.
People who have experienced traumatic events often feel as though their lives will never be the same again. While it is true that your perspective on life has likely changed, you don't have to be worse off for it. In fact, processing trauma in a healthy manner can make you a stronger person.
Our traumatic experience therapist helps clients cope with the negative effects caused by a wide range of traumatic experiences, including:
- Natural disasters
- Sexual assault
- Sudden loss
We use EMDR to gently bring the brain down to a less stimulated state, which makes your feelings more manageable so you can work through them. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.