Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

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Evidenced-based method of reducing the distressing emotions (and nightmares and flashbacks) associated with PTSD and other traumas. Also used for nightmares, phobias, performance issues, grief, depression, attachment wounds, and some aspects of chronic pain.
Quoted From: https://marinanelsonlpc.com/eye-movement-desensitization-and-reprocessing-emd

"Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a widely accepted and scientifically proven therapy that can help your brain reprocess old information. This physiologically based therapy often uses eye movements (believed to be connected with the same mechanisms involved in Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep) to help you see traumatic events in a less disturbing way, and produces results in less time than many conventional therapies. And though other types of therapy may require you to discuss your memories with your therapist, EMDR can prove successful without full disclosure of the details of the painful event. Even better, EMDR therapy can help you to not just "get past" or "work through" disturbing events, but to feel empowered by your strength in surviving them.While recognized as an effective treatment for trauma, EMDR can also help you deal with commonplace memories that may hold you back from your optimal life, and can even be helpful in reducing stress."

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