EMDR is a psychotherapy treatment that was designed to make distress associated with traumatic memories less severe. It is an abbreviation for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing as it depends on the back and forth movement of the eye to trigger the brain, increase built-up the physical connection in both sides of the stimulated brain to bring about the integration of stored memories, beliefs and sensation. This is the beginning of the healing process as trauma is usually stored in the brain albeit, in fragmented format, EMDR uses this brain stimulation to connect the trauma memory to the current situation, leading to greater perception and understanding that the painful experience of distress in the past can be related to the present. The therapy session thus follows a sequence to bring about healing based upon these triggered memories and correlations.
EMDR was originally designed by the great Francine Shapiro in 1987 to treat Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but has since been adapted and used effectively for an array of other mental health issues and problems. It has become an effective form of the treatment procedure and a successful elimination of trauma and other disturbing experiences. It has helped millions to overcome tensions in their lives, kick-out feelings of powerlessness, low self-esteem, and other psychiatric everyday struggles. It has gained a worldwide affirmation and recognition as an effective tool for use during therapy to bring about success. It is a natural healing process preferred by clinicians over and above other procedures.
EMDR therapy’s success can be attributed to the fact that the health results are from the clients’ accelerated intellectual and emotional processes as opposed to the interpretation emanating from a therapist. Clients conclude the sessions feeling empowered by the thoughts and experiences that once put them down. It is a natural transformation process, a therapeutic experience that brings about total healing, a new beginning, and a new life.
If you are in need of this effective trauma therapy and you live in or around Granbury, Texas, visit EMDRway and meet a professional therapist, a certified EMDR since 2012 who has worked with both adults and children especially in the areas of Post-traumatic Disorders. Lauren Reiter LCSW has mastered the art of leading a client to experience transformation and wholeness. She offers a variety of services for effective trauma treatment here in Granbury, Texas. Her program follows the principles in EMDR, takes you through Natural Processing which is a body-awareness approach, and finally leads you to Mindfulness, which involves training your mind to come to terms with the present moment, to be aware of thoughts, emotions and body sensations, in a non-judgemental way to bring about change.
As a private therapist, Lauren loves providing a safe environment for clients to realize self-discovery and healing. She loves and embodies what she does. She will go the extra mile to help each client find their worth. She continues to equip herself through professional membership and associations such as EMDRIA. She is also on a continuous education on EMDR, just so that her clients can have the best experience possible when attending her therapy sessions. Connect with her at emdrway.com.