What does Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Treat?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy treats post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which occurs after traumatic experiences like military combat, physical and/or sexual assault, and car accidents. EMDR has also been used to treat patients with anxiety, stress, chronic pain, addictions and eating disorders. An EMDR session is approximately 50 minutes and involves a therapist …

What is EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy treatment that allows individuals to heal from the physical symptoms, sensations and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences (Shapiro, 1989a, 1989b). EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories to bring these to a resolution. EMDR therapy shows that the …