Deb Grant, LCSW, RSMT

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

In the present moment you might even transform the past.
-Thich Nhat Hanh

EMDR is a therapy modality which has been found to be helpful for significantly reducing pain or discomfort related to past experiences or traumas.  It is also helpful for reducing anticipatory anxiety, fear or other discomfort about upcoming, actual, or imagined future events.  EMDR utilizes bilateral stimulation (auditory, kinesthetic or visual stimulation alternating between left and right sides of the body) within a structured protocol.  This helps to change how information is stored in the brain about that event.

The EMDR trauma processing protocol can help to transform disturbing images, beliefs, emotions and sensations associated with past experiences. Over time this results in positive change in the present, with a sense of relief about past events and new beliefs about the future.  

EMDR resource development can help to harness the strengths or qualities that you already possess or would like to develop, in order to put them to use for specific situations for which you feel they are most needed.

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