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What is EMDR?

EMDR, originally designed in the 1980s by Dr. Francine Shapiro to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories.  EMDR has progressed to not just focusing on disturbing memories, that cause issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), also depression, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, attachment issues, compulsive addictive behaviors, negative experiences EMDR also incorporates ego strength building to increase self-esteem and confidence.

EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a psychotherapy technique used to treat traumatic memories. It involves recalling distressing experiences while a therapist directs the patient’s eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation. This process aims to help the brain reprocess the traumatic memories, reducing their emotional impact and promoting healing.

EMDR AND HOW IT CAN HELP YOU

What is PTSD:

A person may develop PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) if they are exposed to or witness to a traumatic event in which there was an actual threat of death, serious injury, or harm to the self or others, or if he felt intense fear, helplessness, or horror. PTSD is when someone is exposed to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence in different ways that can include:​

Experiencing the traumatic event

Witnessing others experiencing trauma

Learning that a traumatic event occurred to a close family member or close friend.

Experiencing repeated or extreme exposure to difficult details of a traumatic event

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People suffering from PTSD often experience:

Disturbing memories thought

Nightmares

Have trouble sleeping

Feel irritable or angry

Have trouble concentrating

Feel hyper-vigilant or on guard for fear of danger

Experience flashback memories

People tend to know PTSD from War Vets being in the news. But PTSD can happen from auto accidents, rape, sexual abuse and more. If you are suffering from trauma or feel “stuck” when trying to change destructive patterns of thought or behavior, EMDR Therapy might be right for you. Only a qualified doctor or therapist can give you the diagnosis of PTSD.

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EMDR is one of the most sought out and well-researched methods for the treatment of trauma.  EMDR facilitates the processing of traumatic memories or stressful situations, bringing one to a new adaptive resolution.

Suggested Books for EMDR & Healing From Trauma

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Our EMDR Team

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GINA BAIAMONTE

EMDR Certified

Founder & CEO, MS., LPC,

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KATERI PEREZ

EMDR Certified

M.Ed., LPC,

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BRYANT PACKARD

Gotman Trained, EMDR Trained

MS. LMFT & Leadership Coach

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OLGA PABON

EMDR Trained

M.A. LMSW

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SHARON WINDHAM

EMDR Trained

MA., LPC, Sex Coach,

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