Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.
EMDR therapy helps the brain process and resolve distressing memories, and allows normal healing to occur. The experience is still remembered, but the fight, flight, or freeze response from the original event is resolved. (EMDR International Association)
EMDR International Association – https://www.emdria.org/about-emdr-therapy/
American Psychological Association – https://www.apa.org/ptsd-guideline/treatments/eye-movement-reprocessing
Prince Harry’s EMDR experience – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGiqBazdPGw
EMDR 2.0 involves activating the memory and desensitizing by taxing the working memory. This is done with dual-attention stimulus, which can include using eye movements, tapping, or mental or physical tasks. The client and EMDR clinician work together to target the memory and bring down the intensity to facilitate healing.
The EMDR Early Trauma Protocol can include reprocessing through pre-verbal experiences (as early as pre-conception, pregnancy, birth, and ages 0-5).
Jami, Kathleen, and Maxine are trained in EMDR.