EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD. Research suggests that trauma memories are stored maladaptively in the brain, resulting in triggers and "flashbacks" that evoke symptoms of PTSD without prior warning or the control of the afflicted person. EMDR uses bilateral stimulation through auditory, tactile, or visual stimulation while evoking trauma memories as a means to "unlock" and reprocess these memories in a healthier way.
EMDR has been heralded as a highly effective treatment style for treating trauma by the American Psychiatric Association, World Health Organization, and Department of Veterans Affairs. EMDR has also shown to be effective to treat anxiety, panic, phobias, addiction, disturbing memories, and physical/emotional abuse.
Practicing EMDR requires a 2-part training that is certified by the EMDR International Association, which I have completed. Please contact me for more information, or visit www.emdria.org.