Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy focuses on the negative feelings and thoughts associated with traumatic events or negative life experiences. Our brains have a natural way of healing. With traumatic experiences though, our brains sometimes get “stuck”. EMDR therapy helps our brains to process these events so we no longer experience the harmful, negative thoughts, and feelings associated with the event. When participating in EMDR, it is not necessary to talk a lot about the traumatic event. Kathie uses bilateral stimulation in the form of eye movements, sounds, or tapping to help you process these negative experiences. EMDR is evidenced-based to treat PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, and several other mental health issues. EMDR can be used in conjunction with traditional talk therapy. Both adults and children can benefit from EMDR therapy.