Just about anyone can benefit from EMDR therapy.
EMDR is an effective and cutting-edge treatment to resolve trauma. If you have tried other therapy with few results, EMDR will be a good option for you.
What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) has been highly researched and shown to be an effective method to help people recover from trauma and other stressful life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression and panic disorders.
What’s more, it’s known for creating significant changes in how you think, feel and behave.
But the truth is you don’t have to have a diagnosable mental health issue to benefit from EMDR, because it is helpful in addressing a wide variety of issues that create personal and professional problems; perfectionism, performance anxiety, troubling patterns in your relationships and self-sabotaging behaviors.
Will EMDR work for me?
You may be a good candidate for EMDR therapy if you have:
- Painful memories that you can’t seem to move past
- Stubborn negative beliefs about yourself that stem from past trauma
- Are a survivor of past abuse (physical, emotional, or sexual abuse)
- Have an alcoholic parent
- Lost a loved one
- Witnessed a traumatic event
- Feel like you have to explain yourself to others
- Lived through a traumatic event like a shooting, stalking, or car accident
- Have trauma from a medical event or medical procedure
Who can benefit from EMDR?
The good news is that just about anyone can benefit from EMDR, whether you’re actively in crisis, struggling and unable to keep up, stuck in survival mode, or thriving and focused on personal growth.
EMDR has also shown to be successful in treating a number of mental health issues:
What are the benefits of EMDR?
Although outcomes in therapy depend on a number of factors there are MANY proven benefits of EMDR therapy, including:
- More restful sleep
- Reduction of nightmares
- Improved diet
- Increased self-confidence
- Improved self care
- Freedom from past experiences that keep you stuck
- Reduction or elimination of flashbacks
- Feeling more connected to & in control of the present
- Reduction or elimination of triggers
- Positive changes in how you think, feel and behave.
- Alleviates troubling symptoms, such as panic attacks
- No longer feeling that you have to explain yourself to others
- Silences your inner critic by transforming negative beliefs into positive ones
The American Psychiatric Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense, The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , and the World Health Organization among many other national and international organizations recognize EMDR therapy as an effective treatment for PTSD.