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  • Writer's pictureJoseph Wong

What is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is a specialized approach used to help individuals process and heal from traumatic experiences. In EMDR therapy, patients recall distressing memories while simultaneously focusing on bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, hand tapping, or auditory tones, guided by the therapist. This process allows the brain to reprocess traumatic memories, reducing their emotional intensity and negative impact. Through repeated sessions, patients can experience desensitization to the trauma and achieve resolution, leading to decreased symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, and depression. EMDR therapy aims to promote healing and emotional well-being by facilitating the brain's natural ability to integrate and adaptively process traumatic memories.

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