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EMDR - Dr. Kate Young, PhD

EMDR therapy creates conditions that activate and encourage your brain’s natural healing capacity to process negative events.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) reduces the distress associated with upsetting events including criticism, disappointment, bullying, accidents, failures, assault, and abuse.
Our brains have an adaptive information processing system that naturally and automatically promotes emotional health and cognitive wellbeing. No matter what you experience, your brain’s job is to “metabolize” and store the event in a way that allows you to learn, heal, and move on.

When the impact of negative events are severe the thoughts, images, feelings, or bodily sensations associated with the memory can get stuck in your brain. Your brain is unable to heal and move on to a positive state where you know the past is the past and that you are OK in the present.

When you cut your hand on a piece of glass, under the right conditions the wound will heal itself. EMDR creates the conditions that boost and promote healing in your brain. EMDR helps change the memories that are related to acquired fears and negative self perceptions.

EMDR is a cost-effective, non-invasive, evidence-based treatment that helps resolve the lingering symptoms and emotional distress that interfere with day to day activities and allows you to put the past behind you.

EMDR delivers the most consistent long-term results from therapy in the shortest amount of time.
EMDR does not fixate on answering the question, “Why?” EMDR does not mean talking ad nauseam about your experiences. Once triggering memories are identified, the EMDR process moves quickly. The results are significant, tangible, and are gained in a shorter period of time than regular talk therapy.

EMDR can be especially useful to people who have done talk therapy but have hit a plateau in their healing. EMDR processes negative events in a deeper way than just talking, and integrates mind and body.


EMDR therapy facilitates a learning state that allows the negative experiences to be fully processed and stored appropriately in your brain so that they no longer interfere with your day to day life.



Official EMDR websites:
The EMDR Institute
EMDR International Organization
“Changing the memories that form the way we see ourselves also changes the way we view others. Therefore, our relationships, job performance, all move in a positive direction.”
– Francine Shapiro