What is EMDR?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a proven clinical modality for the treatment of trauma and PTSD.
How does EMDR work?
EMDR uses bilateral stimulation to activate blocked neural networks and align the right and left hemispheres of the brain and activate the pre-frontal cortex. Bilateral stimulation can be visual, auditory or sensory.
Using the bilateral stimuli, EMDR effectively sets the brain to work untangling neural circuity and opening-up new pathways where neural connections can grow. The bilateral stimulation sets the brain to work untangling and reconnecting new neural networks that allow the information highway to flow again. This means clearing the mental roadblocks that hold you back.
These new neural networks create new associations that are theorized to result in complete information processing, new learning, elimination of emotional distress, and development of cognitive insights. Because it acts at the level of physiology and neurobiology, it effectively creates the rapid, effective and sustainable change unavailable through other means.
Clinical studies and the latest neuroscientific research statistically validate the dramatic results seen with EMDR. EMDR has received worldwide recognition as a proven modality for eliminating trauma and enabling cognitive enhancement. Organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization and the Department of Defense have all endorsed EMDR, with military mandates for required training in EMDR.
Over 50 positive controlled studies show improvements of up to 80-90% in cognitive functioning and complete elimination of PTSD in many cases, after only three-five 90-minute sessions.
Brain SPEC imaging and the latest neuroscientific research statistically validate the dramatic results seen with EMDR. For more information please visit the EMDR International Association at: http://emdria.site-ym.com/