Typically used as a complementary treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other anxiety disorders, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a trauma resolution therapy that can help remove the stress and anxiety associated with psychological trauma.

The American Psychological Association and the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies have approved the use of EMDR for the treatment of PTSD. Although it is most often used to help people recover from emotional trauma, EMDR has been adapted to treat other conditions as well.

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How does EMDR work?

EMDR is a comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach. It contains elements of several effective psychotherapies used in structured protocols designed to maximize the effects of treatment. Such psychotherapies include interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, experiential and body-centered therapies.

During EMDR, client and therapist attend to past experiences that have set the framework for emotional issues, the current situations that trigger painful and dysfunctional emotions, sensations and beliefs, and positive experiences required to enhance future behavior and mental health.

At Lucida, EMDR helps clients with PTSD and emotional trauma learn how to:

  • Reprocess disturbing memories
  • Identify negative cognitions and replace them with positive cognitions
  • Use the body scanning technique to identify any uncomfortable sensation and incorporate positive cognitions in order to reduce physical and emotional discomfort

This is an important decision. Call 844-874-8503 today to find out if Lucida is the right choice for you or your loved one.

This entry was posted on January 27, 2014 and modified on May 2, 2019
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