EMDR Therapy | Christie Castner, LMFT
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EMDR Therapy

Traumatic and disturbing memories are often frozen in our brains, meaning that the memory still holds the original emotions, physical sensations, and beliefs. These frozen and unprocessed memories often negatively impact one’s ability to move forward along with causing emotional distress. The goal of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is to process and integrate these frozen memories by using eye movements or other bilateral stimulation, resulting in healing along with complete information processing, new learning, elimination of emotional distress, and development of cognitive insights. EMDR is a researched based psychotherapy that is recognized as an effective treatment for trauma and other distressing experiences by organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization and the Department of Defense. Not only can EMDR offer stable and profound treatment for trauma and disturbing experiences, EMDR is effective for a variety of other difficulties including anxiety, panic disorder, low self–esteem, depression, pain, grief, and mourning.