Developed by Francine Shapiro, PhD in the late 1980’s, EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy is a cost-effective, non-invasive, evidence-based method of psychotherapy that facilitates adaptive information processing. EMDR therapy is an eight-phase treatment which comprehensively identifies and addresses experiences that have overwhelmed the brain’s natural resilience or coping capacity, and have thereby generated traumatic symptoms and/or harmful coping strategies. Through EMDR therapy, patients are able to reprocess traumatic information until it is no longer psychologically disruptive.
(Taken from Trauma Recovery/HAP website)
More information on EMDR can be found at the EMDR Institute’s website.
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