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(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories.
What is EMDR?
Clinicians of Blue Humming Therapy are trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and we can offer the EMDR treatment to clients who suffered trauma.
EMDR is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories.
EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experiences to bring these to an adaptive resolution. After successful treatment with EMDR therapy, affective distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological arousal is reduced.
During the EMDR therapy, a client attends to emotionally disturbing materials in brief sequential doses while simultaneously focusing on an external stimulus. Therapist-directed lateral eye movements are the most commonly used external stimulus, but a variety of other stimuli including hand-tapping and audio stimulation is also used.
The EMDR therapy facilitates access to the traumatic memory network so that the information processing is enhanced, with new associations forged between the traumatic memory and more adaptive memories or information. These new associations are considered to result in complete information processing, new learning, elimination of emotional distress, and development of cognitive insights.