What is EMDR therapy?

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a therapeutic process that helps resolve painful or traumatic memories. EDMR is evidence-based therapy and is endorsed by mental health organizations across the globe.


How EDMR therapy works

Old memories can affect us in countless and surprising ways. They can spin untrue stories we tell about ourselves. They can contribute to depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. They can hinder our performance and confidence in relationships and in our work.

EMDR helps alleviate suffering rooted in traumatic or disturbing memories. The process is designed so that disturbing content—images, sounds, smells, etc.—associated with the memory loses its grip. Emotional distress can fade and empowering beliefs can replace negative, inaccurate messaging. You will still remember the event, but it won’t be as unsettling. 

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EMDR can help with:

  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Trauma

  • Abuse (emotional, physical, sexual)

  • Painful memories

  • Performance anxiety

  • Grief and loss

  • Stress reduction

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Low confidence


If you think EMDR might be helpful for you or someone you know, please...

Contact Embark Counseling today.


To learn more about EMDR, visit EMDR Institute, Inc. and the EMDR International Association.