EMDR: Eye movement technique helps trauma survivors

EMDR described- a form of treatment for helping integrate traumatic memories

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing

Mirrorgirl

EMDR

For those who have followed the blog for a while, you might know I mostly work as a trauma therapist, and that I use, among other methods, EMDR to integrate traumatic memories. EMDR stands for eye movement and desensitization and reprocessing.That is a long and complicated name that basically means that you move the eyes back and forth, while you think about a stressful memory at the same. I will try to explain this a bit more, but we got to remember that we still don`t know exactly why it works (the best article is still

EMDR: A putative neurobiological mechanism of action, 2002) according to “Robbie” who I emailed just to be sure I was not missing important literature.

EMDR2Why so little research on EMDR? 

In the health sector we sometimes see that doctors only prescribe meds without offering alternative treatments. This happens far too often considering…

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