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Eye Movement Desesitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

EMDR therapy is recognized as an effective form of treatment in numerous practice guidelines worldwide, including the American Psychiatric Association and the Department of Defense. EMDR is especially effective in treating trauma (i.e. sexual abuse, physical abuse, and distressing events such as severe accidents and war experiences). EMDR is effective in treating individuals who experience Anxiety (including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and Depression. EMDR is a relatively short-term therapy, and tends to lead to more insights at a quicker pace than traditional talk therapy. Additionally, EMDR is highly indicated for individuals who are seeking greater self awareness and personal insights. Also, EMDR is often effective for individuals who have not significantly benefited from other types of therapy.

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EMDR is a comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach. It contains elements of many effective psychotherapies that are designed to maximize treatment effects. These include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies. One unique element of EMDR is that it uses "dual stimulation" using either bilateral eye movements, tones or taps. During the reprocessing phases the client attends momentarily to past memories, present triggers, or anticipated future experiences while simultaneously focusing on a set of external stimulus. During that time, clients generally experience the emergence of insight, changes in memories, or new associations. More information about EMDR is avilable from the EMDR Institute at www.EMDR.com

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