Do you want to let
go of old and new emotional wounds rapidly and completely, and finally
have peace with those issues?
Eye Movement Desensitization
and Reprocessing (EMDR)
is a powerful therapeutic tool that has been used successfully for
about 15 years. EMDR is best known for its effectiveness in helping
people overcome trauma such as child abuse or neglect, accidents,
losses, and assaults. Whether those traumas were large or small,
EMDR quickly helps people come to peace with what
happened. While no one knows exactly how EMDR works,
it seems to use the same healing mechanism that rapid eye movement
does while one sleeps, helping us process and resolve events in
our life. It also works beautifully to help people attain goals,
strengthen personal resources such as confidence, overcome fears
and anxieties, and feel greater love and peace toward others.
I use EMDR with many of my clients. Some
clients see me specifically for EMDR. I usually need
to meet with clients at least one or two times to obtain a sufficient
history and understanding of target issues before proceeding. In
some cases EMDR works in just one session, but usually
takes 3-5 sessions to complete a target. If the "target" leads to other "targets"
or is more complicated, EMDR could take more sessions
than that. I couple EMDR with good talk therapy that
includes solution-focused plans for future success. See Solution-Focused
& Narrative Therapy for Individuals, Couples and Families
for more information about this.
Research on EMDR has been extensive and
well conducted. Click
here for more information on EMDR.