Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Our brains are beautifully designed to allow us to recover from all kinds of traumatic and stressful events.
The EMDR process involves communication between the amygdala (the alarm signal for stressful events), the hippocampus (which assists with learning, including memories about safety and danger), and the prefrontal cortex (which analyzes and controls behaviour and emotion).
While many times traumatic experiences can be managed and resolved spontaneously, sometimes our brains need a bit of help. EMDR therapy helps the brain process memories, and allows normal healing to resume.
Originally designed to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), EMDR is now being used to effectively treat depression, anxiety, shame, traumatic grief and loss, substance misuse, performance enhancement and much more!
EMDR allows you to feel at peace with the past, empowered in the present and able to make intentional choices in the future.