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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

EMDR is not a mainstream form of psychotherapy, EMDR is a type of therapy that focuses on controlled exploration of trauma. EMDR is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, a therapy useful for those who have unresolved trauma or traumatic events that they want to process through.

EMDR uses a combination of eye movements, initiated by a therapist who has the guest follow their fingers with their eyes. Sometimes, the therapy involves light tapping motions to keep the guest engaged in the present, as opposed to dissociating during a series of questions brought to re-engage the guest’s memory with specific trauma.

EMDR was crafted to reduce negative feelings linked with recollections of traumatic events. Unlike most forms of cognitive behavioral therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy concentrates less on the traumatic thought and more on the disruptive emotions that emerge from the event.

EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy

EMDR treatment involves a hand motion technique implemented by the therapist to prompt the patient’s eye movements from left to right, similar to the movements of a pendulum.

We believe that EMDR is a modified version of general hypnotic induction and that if and when it works, it works by suggesting to subjects that the emotional pain associated with a traumatic event will lessen as time unfolds.

Is EMDR Effective?

We believe that EMDR is a specific style of hypnotic induction and hypnosis has substantial amounts of evidence-based research data supporting its efficacy as an adjunct therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder, nicotine addiction and oxidized food addiction. As such, EMDR may be useful in reducing the magnitude of extreme drug craving.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy is an adjunct treatment useful in a select number of people in early recovery.

EMDR is absolutely no substitute for a comprehensive recovery program like the one facilitated here at Royal Life Centers. We do offer EMDR therapy here at Royal Life Centers, to be used to compliment the healing and addiction treatment process

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