EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a highly effective therapy used to treat Post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, trauma from childhood, and other stress provoking life events. It is a therapy developed by Francine Shapiro, PhD. Find more clinical information here.
Who could benefit from EMDR?
Clients who can benefit from EMDR are active or veteran military, first responders to violent crime scenes, victims of violent crimes, children and adults who suffered abuse or trauma, and those who struggle with anxiety, stress, and depressive disorders. EMDR can help alleviate a broad range of challenges. You can see positive changes in your life from receiving this therapy.
How is EMDR provided?
EMDR mimics the stimulation of both left and right brain thinking. This is accomplished through what are called bilateral eye movements. When the eyes move at certain rates from left to right, thought processes are more readily available for processing.
What EMDR is NOT?
EMDR is not hypnosis. It is not invasive. It is not a modality used to change or control the brain. It is simply a therapy that allows the brain to think more clearly in a safe environment. Javan Lockhart, MSW, LSW, is trained in EMDR and ready to help you to a safer, stronger, healthier place.