EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an effective form of therapy for a range of mental focus issues. It was originally developed as a treatment option for post-traumatic stress disorder but has since evolved as a treatment option for anxiety disorders and more. Here are some of the benefits that EDMR therapy has to offer.
Treating the Underlying Causes of PTSD
Traumatic events can be replayed over and over in the mind, leading to stress, anxiety, and other symptoms. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, people that have previously experienced trauma run a much higher risk of developing PTSD. EMDR is particularly effective in the treatment of trauma-related conditions.
EMDR helps you to process distressing memories and experiences associated with traumatic events, which helps to reduce distress associated with the event. EMDR is highly effective at reducing the emotional and physiological distress associated with those memories. EMDR targets thought responses to traumatic events to facilitate healing.
Patients that have been treated with EMDR therapy report that in many cases, after a few sessions, they begin to feel better. Most people notice a significant reduction in symptoms using EMDR, far exceeding the results from talk therapies alone. EMDR has the capability to begin the healing process quickly.
The therapy’s unique approach combines bilateral stimulation (eye movements, sounds, or taps) with cognitive and emotional processing. It is an effective approach for processing traumatic memories. It helps to reduce distress faster than other methods.
EMDR is a non-pharmacological approach that can help to reduce the need for pharmaceuticals. EDMR can provide an alternative to medication, or it can be used in conjunction with medication. EDMR can prove to be the solution for people that don’t want to take medication to improve their mental focus.
EMDR targets the root cause of mental focus problems, which can help patients reduce their reliance on medication. EMDR empowers people to overcome traumatic experiences and reframe how they think without medication.
EMDR can be life-changing and highly beneficial. If you are considering EMDR therapy, you should ensure that you are working with a licensed professional that has had specific EMDR training. If you are ready to take the next step, call today to make an appointment.