EMDR and Trauma Counseling
EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING IS A VERY POWERFUL METHOD USED TO RESOLVE OLD EMOTIONAL WOUNDS.
EMDR is a method of psycho-therapy that can be used alone, or in collaboration with other therapeutic techniques to resolve past trauma and heal old emotional wounds. When a person is experiencing a highly emotional life event, it is known that the brain does not process information as it normally does. Instead, information processing gets "stuck" or stalled, resulting in an ongoing sensitivity to the related thoughts, feelings, and somatic sensations that were present at the time of the event. The result of this "stuck" processing, means that a person will be more likely to experience those uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and sensations in reactions to triggers that occur in daily life.
EMDR uses eye movements (similar to those found in REM sleep) or other methods of bi-lateral stimulation to "jump start" the information processing that was previously stalled. With EMDR a person is able to reach a healthier and more adaptive resolution of the event(s) by processing the information like it was a normal memory. EMDR techniques also work to strengthen internal resources (sources of internal emotional strength) by pairing bi-lateral stimulation with images and ideas with positive messages, such as safety, courage, confidence, love, and forgiveness.
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To learn more about EMDR please visit the EMDR International Association, at www.emdria.org. To schedule a free, 15 minute consultation and inquire about EMDR please call Denver Wellness Counseling at (303) 219 - 0810.