EMDR and The Treatment of Traumas
During the traumatic event, the person is exposed to intense anxiety and the event cannot be handled by the brain. That moment which can’t be processed sufficiently and correctly bothers the individual over time. At this point, “eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful psychotherapy with well-researched benefits for adults and children suffering from post-traumatic stress and post-traumatic stress disorder . The main purpose of EMDR treatment is to make the person insensitive to hurtful experiences. Unlike traditional speech therapy in EMDR, it is not necessary to talk about the past traumatic memory. Instead, with specific techniques, the therapist helps to resolve and release traumatic experiences. In short, an individual learns to combine negative emotions, behaviors, and bodily senses and replace them with coping skills. During the treatment process, people show positive emotions, healthy behaviors and an increased understanding.
As EMDR therapy reduces the severity of negative emotions and thoughts brought about by the traumatic memory. The mind begins to derive meaning from the event and place the network of memories in its brain. In such a way, one starts to develop positive beliefs on his own. After a while, these feelings begin to become so strong that one begins to regain the sense of control that trauma has destroyed. Numerous controlled studies have shown that EMDR treatment prevents the development of Chronic PTSD among cases diagnosed with Acute Stress Disorder and PTSD.