EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) is a somatic therapy that uses bilateral stimulation to process and release information trapped in the mind and body. It frees people from disturbing images, body sensations, debilitating emotions, and restrictive beliefs. EMDR has been extensively researched as treatment for PTSD, and is considered an evidence-based therapy.
EMDR is also used to treat the psychological effects of smaller traumas that manifest in symptoms of depression, anxiety, phobias, low self-satisfaction, creativity blocks, and relationship difficulties. As a result of EMDR’s clearing of emotional and physical blockages, many people also experience a sense of joy, openness, and deep connection with others.