Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a unique therapy that allows the brain to engage in the process of healing and processing memories without deep conversation about the painful memories. According to the EMDR International Association, our brains are able to naturally recover and heal from trauma, though sometimes support is required for the process to occur. EMDR aids this healing, allowing individuals to separate the memories from the stress response. Once this occurs, coping improves and distress is reduced.
EMDR helps children and adults of all ages to address a wide range of issues including anxiety, phobias, chronic illness, depression, eating disorders, grief and loss, personality disorders, PTSD, and other trauma related issues.
EMDR is a mental health intervention that should only be implemented by a trained mental health clinician. There are 8 phases of the intervention that the client will work through with the therapist. A typical EMDR session lasts from 60-90 minutes.
WBMA is currently accepting adults (18+) for EMDR.
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