EMDR is suitable for treating a wide array of experiences or disorders (both in children and adults): anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, depression, bipolar disorder, mourning, personality disorder, PTSD, eating disorders, sleep disorders, addiction, violence and abuse, among others.
EMDR, short for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a psychotherapy framework that helps people recover from traumatic or emotionally disturbing experiences.
A result of years of solid scientific research, EMDR focuses on processing the traumatic experience that has caused the individual to develop a behavioral disorder. With the therapist’s help, the patient is able to revisitthe traumatic episode. Through bilateral stimulation[LF2] , the patient’s adaptative information processing system is activated, thus facilitating healing.
EMDR therapy is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Psychological Association (APA), among other prestigious organizations. Instead of focusing on modifying the emotions, thoughts or behaviors triggered by the traumatic experience, EMDR enables the brain to resume its own natural healing process.