• EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)

    EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)

    Over 15% of Everlasting’s therapists are EMDR providers with specializations in birth trauma, attachment trauma, and single incident trauma experiences

    What is EMDR Therapy?

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapeutic approach. It has been extensively researched and proven to be one of the least invasive, yet most effective forms of trauma therapy. EMDR is an 8-phase protocol that relies heavily on resource development and the utilization of the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model.

    How does EMDR work?

    The most unique feature of EMDR is that it doesn’t require talking in detail about the issue/concern that brought you to therapy. Instead, EMDR focuses on changing the thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and negative beliefs about self that are a result of someone’s traumatic experience. This is accomplished by following the 8-phase protocol and the utilization of bilateral stimulation (BLS).

    Bilateral stimulation can be achieved through a number a ways and that will be determined by you and your therapist based on your preference. These BLS mimic the period of sleep referred to as rapid eye movement or REM sleep, and this portion of sleep is frequently considered to be the time when the mind processes the recent events in the person’s life.

    For a more detailed explanation please visit EMDR Institute, Inc.

    What does EMDR help?

    EMDR had been originally established to help process PTSD. Through is being more widely used, it has been found to be helpful with other conditions, including but not limited to anxiety, depression and phobias.