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WHAT IS EMDR

EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy approach. EMDR has been heavily researched and proven effective for treatment of trauma. EMDR is an evidence-based treatment.

Patty obtained her training in EMDR through an EMDRIA approved consulting group.

"We know that when a person is very upset, their brain cannot process information as it does ordinarily. One moment becomes "frozen in time," and remembering a trauma may feel as bad as going through it the first time because the images, sounds, smells, and feelings haven’t changed. Such memories have a lasting negative effect that interferes with the way a person sees the world and the way they relate to other people.

EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way that the brain processes information.  You still remember what happened, but it is less upsetting. Many types of therapy have similar goals. However, EMDR appears to be similar to what occurs naturally during dreaming or REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Therefore, EMDR can be thought of as a physiologically based therapy that helps a person see disturbing material in a new and less distressing way."

-emdria.org

To schedule a free 30 minutes consultation to find out if EMDR is a treatment fit for you email: patty@etherapycoaching.com

 

Contact

Evergreen Therapy and Coaching

St. Paul, Minnesota

Tel 763-301-4094

Email patty@etherapycoaching.com