Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of psychotherapy that treats emotional symptoms caused by trauma. Studies consistently show that EMDR is an effective way to treat trauma and several mental disorders: Post-traumatic stress disorder, Panic attacks, phobia, addiction, anxiety, and eating disorders.
Dr. Shapiro, founder of EMDR, realized that even one EMDR sessions could change a patient’s response to traumatic memories by using eye movement to help the brain to desensitize and reprocess a specific memory, fear, or obsessive thought. Research has shown that patients with PTSD benefit from each EMDR treatment and can see a full resolution of symptoms.