Encouraging Metamorphosis through self-discovery

who can benefit from therapy? Absolutely anyone and everyone!
We are all wounded in one way or another, but you don't have to be the victim of unfortunate EVENTs that may have happened in your life.

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EMDR Treatment

Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, (EMDR) was developed in 1987 by psychologist Francine Shapiro.  While taking a walk along a trail one spring day, she was pondering some troubling thoughts while looking back and forth along her path.  It suddenly occurred to her that these thoughts were somehow no longer troubling, and thus the concept of EMDR was born.

During REM sleep, (Rapid Eye Movement) when our eyes move quickly from side-to-side, it is believed that we are reprocessing and assimilating information.  EMDR is the deliberate process of bi-lateral stimulation, (eyes following from side-to-side) during which the brain is sort of “toggled”.  Memories of traumatic events are usually stored along with all the dysfunctional thoughts and errant cognitions that accompany the experience of trauma. (“It was all my fault.” “If only I had done something different.” “I must be a bad person for this to have happened to me.”) EMDR allows those flawed memory capsules to be accessed and reprocessed, so that the associated negative emotions can be reduced or eliminated.  Freeing oneself from traumatic memories allows catharsis to occur, since often people feel enslaved by their past and the negative experiences they have had.