What is EMDR
During the traumatic event, the person is exposed to intense anxiety, and the brain cannot handle the event. That moment that can’t be processed sufficiently and correctly bothers the individual over time. At this point, “eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is 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 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.
This 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.
Last Updated on January 2, 2021 by Marilyn Walker
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