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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

EMDR & EMDR Intensives are available at Mind-Body Counseling & Training Center


What is EMDR therapy?

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a mental health treatment technique. This method involves moving your eyes a specific way while you process traumatic memories. EMDR’s goal is to help you heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. Compared to other therapy methods, EMDR is relatively new. The first clinical trial investigating EMDR was in 1989. Dozens of clinical trials since EMDR’s development show this technique is effective and can help a person faster than many other methods.

Who needs to have EMDR therapy?

EMDR can help people with a wide range of mental health conditions. Adolescents, teenagers and adults of all ages can benefit from this treatment. Some healthcare providers also specialize in EMDR for children.

What conditions and problems does EMDR treat?

The most widespread use of EMDR is for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mental healthcare providers also use it in the treatment of the following conditions:

MBCTC offers EMDR Sessions & EMDR Intensives

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EMDR therapy is very common around the world. In the United States, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense list EMDR as a “best practice” in treating veterans experiencing PTSD. Research on EMDR includes dozens of clinical trials, research studies and academic papers. It has official approval from the World Health Organization (WHO) and government organizations
and agencies in the United Kingdom, Australia and Germany, among others.

What is EMDR
intensive therapy?

While therapy is traditionally offered in a weekly one-hour format, EMDR intensives are highly concentrated sessions, occurring for 2-6 hours per day over the course of 2-5 days. This structure allows you to focus solely on healing, growth, and finding long-lasting improvement.Recent research supports that EMDR Intensives can be safe and effective for those with Complex PTSD. Research shows that EMDR is well-tolerated with patients with PTSD and contributed to a significant reduction of symptoms after intensive therapy.

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