When you become intensely upset, your brain cannot process information normally. This creates memories that are frozen in time. These memories are coded in our minds, and our bodies. When activated, these memories coax you to feel stressed, depressed, or angry when reminded of the initial stressful event. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a safe treatment that engages your brain, and body, in activating the brain’s natural ability to form new memories, and memory connections.
EMDR is safe and effective. It is recognized internationally as one of the leading treatment forms to help with trauma and has helped many people around the world resolve past traumas and live more fully in the present. After EMDR, you will able to recall the painful event, but it no longer has power over you. In response, the incident is recalled as a fact rather than a stressful memory. Treatment outcomes typically include improved daily functioning and reduced emotional distress. Some examples include feeling less fazed when a parent doesn’t understand or letting go of comments when a co-worker says something ridiculous. This helps you to live a new story that comes with more confidence and hope for your future.