Cory is trained in EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. This is an extremely effective therapy approach that uses guided eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation to help individuals process traumatic experiences and reduce distressing symptoms.
What can EMDR treat?
EMDR has been found to be effective in treating a variety of mental health conditions, including trauma and PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, panic disorder, phobias, addiction, and complex grief. It can also be helpful in treating other conditions, such as chronic pain, faith transitions, sleep disturbances, and traumatic experiences such as abuse or sexual assault.
How does EMDR work?
EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, works by guiding individuals to focus on traumatic memories while engaging in bilateral stimulation, such as moving their eyes back and forth or tapping their hands. This process helps to reprocess the traumatic memory in a way that reduces its emotional intensity and associated distressing symptoms. Through this guided process, individuals are able to access and process traumatic memories that may have been previously blocked or avoided. The goal of EMDR is to help individuals process the trauma in a way that allows them to integrate the experience into their overall life story and reduce the negative impact it has on their daily life.
Here is an excellent video about how EMDR works, why it works, and what you can expect in your EMDR therapy sessions with me: