History of EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) originated by Francine Shapiro in 1987,is now used by over 40,000 therapists and coaches worldwide, who have helped over one million people address their struggles and goals.  EMDR uses bilateral stimulation of the brain, through sight, sound, or touch, to accelerate the brain's information processing system.  Traumatic events can happen at any point in life. Trauma is an emotional response to an unexpected event or experience in a person's life. 

Some causes of trauma include:

  • Physical and emotional assault

  • Death of a loved one

  • Emotional and psychological abuse

  • Sexual, physical or verbal abuse

  • Domestic violence

  • Physical pain or injury

  • Abandonment

  • Witnessing a horrific incident or natural disaster


Through counseling, clients can manage their emotional responses due to trauma .  Often in a few as 5 sessions, the trauma is processed  and the client can see life through a clearer lens.

 

More about EMDR

EMDR is a magnificent advancement in how to best get the brain to process at it's highest level here and now with deliberate focus and effort. 


CHEMISTRY: As you use this approach, you will reshape your present experience and create the future you are craving.  EMDR techniques are amazing in helping you enhance your strengths and minimize any place of limitation.  

CIRCUMSTANCES:  We all have events occur that are not always of our choosing, such as car accidents, death of a loved one, difficult health event, and abuse.   EMDR is a tool that can be used to help us move past these events to live our best life.

COMMUNITY: Your family, your friends, neighbors, classmates, and workmates all have an influence and impact on us in small and large ways.  EMDR is ideal for sorting out how to assess who is responsible for what and how to maintain proper healthy boundaries so that you establish, hold onto and create a consistent, healthy, and positive self-concept.

CHOICES:  No matter your age, we are all required to choose.  EMDR can be tremendously helpful in the decision making process so that your highest mind is engaged and in charge of your decisions.

CONSCIOUSNESS: As a culture, we are very in tuned to the value of positive thinking.  EMDR is the approach for getting to and maintaining an accurate, forward-thinking self-talk and sense of self.

 

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