Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidenced-based psychotherapy approach designed to treat psychological distress associated with traumatic experiences. EMDR is effective with PTSD, phobias, anxiety, depression, over-reactive anger, intrusive thoughts, and anything that causes us to say we are “stressed out”.
Often with traumatic experiences, the brain does not process events properly due to the overwhelming stress, and those experiences and memories can stay “stuck” and get stored in our minds and bodies.
EMDR helps to decrease the intensity of emotional suffering and assist individuals in reaching their full potential through processing negative experiences into neutral memories. In other words, it doesn’t erase the traumatic memory, but allows you to look back at the memory and say, “My experience sucked, it’s over, and I’m okay now”.
I have extensive post-graduate training in EMDR through the Niagara Stress and Trauma Clinic and provide a safe and comfortable setting for the reprocessing of traumatic memories.