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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms. Ongoing research supports positive clinical outcomes showing EMDR therapy as a helpful treatment for disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, addictions, and other distressing life experiences (Maxfield, 2019).

EMDR Therapy can help with:

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Panic attacks
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobias
  • Trauma

EMDR can be used on its own or in conjunction with other psychotherapy techniques (such as CBT or DBT) and medications.

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Benefits of EMDR Therapy

The benefits of EMDR extend beyond PTSD and trauma resolution. Some potential benefits of this therapeutic approach include:

  • Changes negative thinking: – assists with negative and anxious thoughts or cravings
  • Decreases chronic pain: – part of a strategy to manage and change the perceptions of chronic pain
  • Improves self-esteem: EMDR works by targeting distressing memories and negative thoughts associated with beliefs about yourself.
  • Decreases fears; decreases anxiety, OCD, and fears like public speaking.
  • Requires minimal talking: In EMDR, you don’t have to divulge every detail of your painful experience like you would in talk therapy. This makes EMDR is particularly useful for people who have difficulty talking about their trauma.