HOW A WALK IN A PARK HELPED HEAL MILLIONS OF PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM TRAUMA
When Francine Shapiro, a graduate student studying psychology, went for a nature walk in 1987, she noticed that when she moved her eyes back and forth rapidly, the disturbing thoughts she was feeling would suddenly disappear. She began experimenting and over time developed a protocol, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), now one of the most recommended and researched treatments of trauma.
Over 100,000 clinicians throughout the world practice the therapy. Millions of people have enjoyed successful treatment over the past 25 years.
DOES EMDR THERAPY REALLY GET RID OF PTSD, ANXIETY, AND THE EFFECTS OF TRAUMA?
According to EMDR.com, twenty studies on EMDR have been conducted since its discovery. Here are some of the results:
After only three 90-minute sessions, 84%-90% of single-trauma victims no longer had post-traumatic stress disorder.
77% of combat veterans were free of PTSD in 12 sessions.
The American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization and the Department of Defense recognize EMDR as an effective treatment method for trauma.
YOU CAN EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF EMDR THERAPY:
Accelerated intellectual and emotional healing;
A transformed perspective on your traumatic experience as empowering rather than shameful;
Relief from the emotional, psychological, and physical symptoms of trauma (link within site).
HOW EMDR THERAPY GETS RID OF ANXIETY, PTSD, AND DISTURBING THOUGHTS:
Distressing events shock the system and block natural healing processes. EMDR therapy is an eight-phase treatment that unlocks the brain’s information processing system that was frozen during the traumatic event.
EMDR brings together aspects of cognitive-behavioral therapy with eye movements or other forms of rhythmic, left-right stimulation, including sounds or hand taps.
Experts are not sure exactly how it works, but researchers have suggested connections with the biological mechanisms that occur in Rapid Eye Movement (REM).
A trained EMDR therapist can help you transform your traumatic experience into strength and healing.
Can emdr be used for challenges other than trauma?
Absolutely!! Many have sought the use of EMDR to help them overcome challenges with eating disorders, body image challenges, grief, OCD, and many more. Reach out to Lara to get more information on how EMDR can be helpful to you.