EMDR: A Closer Look
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.
Numerous studies have shown the positive effect of EMDR therapy, with 77-100% of patients receiving EMDR showing improvement or elimination of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 3 to 12 sessions. EMDR is highly regarded as an effective treatment for trauma and similar distressing experiences.
The American Psychiatric Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs/Dept. of Defense, The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and the World Health Organization among many other national and international organizations recognize EMDR therapy as an effective treatment.
EMDR therapy involves attention to three time periods: the past, present, and future. Focus is given to past disturbing memories and related events and to current situations that cause distress. Through this attention, the therapist helps the patient develop the skills and outlooks needed for positive future actions. EMDR is conducted in-office or virtually, or a mixture of both.
Intensive EMDR for faster results.
Pacific Mind Health is pleased to offer intensive EMDR, an aggressive EMDR model that gives individuals the opportunity to condense their EMDR treatment into several days. EMDR Intensive sessions are conducted by virtual appointments or in-office, or a mixture of both. EMDR Intensive sessions typically last 3-5 days and clients see dramatic results in reduction of symptoms.
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