Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
EMDR is an evidence-based psychology for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In addition, successful outcomes are well documented in the literature for EMDR treatment of other psychiatric disorders, mental health problems, and somatic symptoms. The model on which EMDR is based, Adaptive Information Processing (AIP), posits that much of psychopaathology is due to the maladaptive encoding of and/or incomplete processing of traumatic or disturbing adverse life experiences. This impairs the client’s ability to integrate these experiences in an adaptive manner. The eight phase, three pronged process of EMDR facilitates the resumption of normal information processing and integration. This treatment which targets past experiences, current triggers, and future potential challenges, results in the alleviation of presenting symptoms, a decrease or elimination of distress from the disturbing memory, proved view of the self, relief from bodily disturbances, and resolution of present and future anticipated triggers.
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