“Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a powerful psychotherapy approach that has helped over an estimated two million people of all ages relive many types of psychological distress.”
Cited as an effective treatment by the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs and Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The validity and reliability of EMDR has been established by rigorous research.
There are now nineteen controlled studies into EMDR making it the most thoroughly researched method used in the treatment of trauma.
EMDR was developed 1987 by Dr. Francine Shapiro to treat major trauma, but it has since been used effectively to treat:
- anxiety and panic attacks
- eating disorders
- complicated grief
- self-esteem and performance anxiety
Most people feel significant relief of distressing feelings more quickly than with traditional psychotherapies. EMDR can be a brief focused treatment or part of a longer therapy program.