EMDR is a fairly new type of therapy that was initially developed by Francine Shapiro PhD in the late 1980’s. Since then EMDR has proven to be a very effective treatment for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and various other psychological issues.
EMDR’s premise is that certain traumatic experiences get stuck in our mind and never get fully processed. Thus, symptoms of flashbacks, nightmares, hypervigilance, avoidance, irritability, etc. often prevail. EMDR appears to assist the brain in fully processing this traumatic material, relieving one of various uncomfortable symptoms, thoughts and behaviors. Contact me for more information on EMDR.