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Marriottsville, Maryland 21104

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EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, a powerful psychotherapy technique which has been very successful in helping people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post traumatic stress and many other emotional problems. Until recently, these conditions were difficult and time-consuming to treat. EMDR is considered a breakthrough therapy because of its simplicity and the fact that it can bring quick and lasting relief for most types of emotional distress.

EMDR is the most effective and rapid method for healing PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) as shown by extensive scientific research studies.

The EMDR therapy uses bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement, or tactile stimulation, which repeatedly activates the opposite sides of the brain, releasing emotional experiences that are "trapped" in the nervous system. This assists the neurophysiological system, the basis of the mind/body connection, to free itself of blockages and reconnect itself.

As troubling images and feelings are processed by the brain via the eye-movement patterns of EMDR, resolution of the issues and a more peaceful state are achieved.

How Does It Work?

The therapist works gently with the client and asks him/her to revisit the traumatic moment or incident, recalling feelings surrounding the experience, as well as any negative thoughts, feelings and memories. The therapist then holds her fingers about eighteen inches from the clients face and begins to move them back and forth like a windshield wiper. The client tracks the movements as if watching ping pong. The more intensely the client focuses on the memory, the easier it becomes for the memory to come to life. As quick and vibrant images arise during the therapy session, they are processed by the eye movements, resulting in painful feelings being exchanged for more peaceful, loving and resolved feelings.

The EMDR technique is most effective when used in conjunction with other traditional methods of therapy in treating these and many other emotional disorders.

EMDR therapy can help clients replace their anxiety and fear with positive images, emotions and thoughts.

What Can EMDR Help With?

  • Loss of a loved one          
  • Injury of a loved one
  • Car accident
  • Fire
  • Work accident
  • Assault
  • Robbery
  • Rape
  • Natural disaster
  • Injury
  • Illness
  • Witness to violence
  • Childhood abuse
  • Victims of violent crimes
  • Performance and test anxiety
  • Trauma depression
  • Anxiety or panic
  • Phobias
  • Fears
  • Childhood trauma
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Bad temper
  • Overwhelming fears
  • Panic attacks
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship problems
  • Brooding or worrying
  • Trouble sleeping
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