EMDR® Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR®) is a style of therapy that was developed to help people recover from disturbing, life-changing events in their past. Experiencing and remembering these events can affect a person’s mood, relationships, confidence, and overall self-worth. Stress responses are part of our natural fight, flight, or freeze instincts. When distress from a disturbing event remains, the upsetting images, thoughts, and emotions may create feelings of overwhelm, of being back in that moment, or of being "frozen in time." EMDR therapy helps the brain process these memories, and allows normal healing to resume. The experience is still remembered, but the fight, flight, or freeze response from the original event is resolved. This and further information can be found at EMDRIA.org.