EMDR For PTSD

EMDR For PTSD

EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a relatively new treatment for  PTSD that has shown promising results. This therapy involves guiding patients through a series of eye movements while they recall traumatic memories. EMDR has been found to help people process their memories in a more positive way, which can lead to a reduction in symptoms.

 

Article Outline

  1. What is EMDR and how does it work
  2. How EMDR can help those struggling with PTSD
  3. What to expect during EMDR treatment
  4. How to find a therapist who offers EMDR therapy

 

What is EMDR and how does it work

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a relatively new therapy that has shown promising results in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. EMDR therapy is a type of treatment that helps people process and heal from traumatic memories. This is done by having the patient recall the memory while making eye movements. EMDR has been found to help people process their memories in a more positive way, which can lead to a reduction in symptoms.

 

How EMDR can help those struggling with PTSD

EMDR can be an extremely effective treatment for people struggling with PTSD. EMDR helps people change their negative memories into positive ones, which in turn reduces associated symptoms. Some of the benefits of EMDR therapy include the following:

  • EMDR can help people feel more in control of their memories and their lives.
  • EMDR can help reduce symptoms such as flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, and nightmares.
  • EMDR can help people feel more connected to others and more confident in themselves.
  • EMDR can help reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness.

 

What to expect during EMDR treatment

When undergoing EMDR therapy, there are a few things that you can expect. First, you will be asked to recall the traumatic memory that you want to work on. This will be done while making eye movements. You will also be asked to talk about the memory in detail. This can be difficult, but it is important that you share as much information as possible. EMDR therapy is not a quick fix, and it may take several sessions before you start to see results. However, EMDR has been found to be an effective treatment for PTSD.

 

How to find a therapist who offers EMDR therapy

If you are interested in trying EMDR therapy for PTSD, it is important to find a therapist who offers this type of treatment. There are several ways to find a therapist who offers EMDR. You can ask your doctor for a referral, or you can search for EMDR therapists online. There are also websites that list EMDR therapists by state.

When searching for an EMDR therapist, it is important to consider the following:

  • The therapist’s experience with EMDR therapy.
  • The therapist’s training and certification in EMDR therapy.
  • The therapist’s approach to treatment.
  • The therapist’s availability.

It is also important to feel comfortable with the therapist you choose. You should feel free to ask the therapist any questions you have about EMDR therapy and their approach to treatment.

 

Lisa Eaton Therapy Can Help

At Lisa Eaton Therapy, we specialize in EMDR therapy for patients with  PTSD. EMDR is an extremely effective treatment for PTSD, and it has been found to help people process their memories in a more positive way. We offer EMDR therapy to  clients who are struggling with PTSD symptoms such as flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, and nightmares.

We understand that seeking treatment for PTSD can be difficult, but we believe that EMDR therapy can be life-changing for those who struggle with this disorder. Our therapists are experienced in EMDR therapy and are certified in this approach to treatment. We offer a supportive and confidential environment where  clients can work on their healing journey.

If you are interested in trying EMDR therapy for your PTSD symptoms, please contact us today via our online Contact Form or by calling our Intake Coordinator at 949-236-1990. We would be happy to answer any questions you have about EMDR therapy and our approach to treatment.