What is EMDR Therapy?

Most psychology experts agree that everyone can benefit from a period of talk therapy. But when traumas hit so hard and go so deep that they dramatically change the way our brains function, we need something more. With PTSD, the trauma becomes permanently emblazoned in the brain in a way that requires deeper help. For this, we have EMDR Therapy. Be sure to watch this informative video from Psych Hub entitled, What is Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy.

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What is EDMR Therapy?
EDMR therapy is a form of cross-cortical stimulation. These are exercises anyone can do at home, or almost anywhere. What they do is trigger impulses that cross the divide between the left and right sides of the brain.

When the patient focuses on a traumatic event, this has the effect of disconnecting the traumatic event from the amygdala. To put it simply, it takes the tag of “priority danger” off of the memory. This way, the thought of the event will not be as upsetting each and every time you think about it.

At first, you will need direction on how to use this therapy. But in time, you will learn to do it on your own. You’ll be surprised how liberating it can be!.

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