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What is EMDR and How is it Good For PTSD?

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. This is a method of therapy to help people break the sad memories, thoughts, and feelings associated with the traumatic event. You can also visit the therapy place in Nanaimo for counseling and psychotherapy.

Empirical studies show that EMDR works very well for many clients and has a success rate exceeding 80%. Researchers believe that EMDR changing the way our brains process information. It seems that, unlike other memories, traumatic memories are not processed correctly and does not change over time. They are like a broken record or a tape loop that continues for the same segment over and over again without any changes.

EMDR mainly works by using some simple exercises involving the left and right hemispheres of the brain. These exercises are commonly called bilateral stimulation. Through bilateral stimulation that can be visual, auditory or kinesthetic- help of this footage or recordings traumatic memory to 'move on'. Traumatic bilateral stimulation allows the material to be processed like other memories and can provide relief from the extraordinary accompanying negative emotions.

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Some clients report that before EMDR, the traumatic memories such as video cassette with detailed sound and sensation. After the session, the more traumatic memories such as black and white still photo. Traumatic memories seem to lose their intense emotional content.

During a typical EMDR session, you wake up and realize what is going on all the time and you can stop the process at any time during therapy. However, it is useful to live with the feeling that appeared as long as you can so that you will be able to move through and 'reprocess' memory.

EMDR is one of seven ways to effectively reprogram the mind and smash through obstacles that can prevent you from moving toward greater fulfillment of life.