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What is EMDR

EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a psychotherapy approach that is often used to treat trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). During an EMDR session, the therapist guides the client through a series of eye movements, sounds, or taps while they recall the traumatic event.

The theory behind EMDR is that the eye movements, sounds, or taps help to stimulate the brain's natural processing mechanisms, allowing the client to process the traumatic memories in a less overwhelming way. Through this process, the traumatic memories become less vivid and distressing, and the client can experience a reduction in the emotional and physical symptoms associated with trauma.

EMDR is considered to be an evidence-based treatment for trauma and has been found to be effective in numerous clinical studies. However, it's important to note that EMDR may not be appropriate for everyone and that individual results may vary. It's important to discuss treatment options with a licensed mental health professional to determine what approach may be best for each individual.