and Reprocessing Therapy
On this site, you will learn about how EMDR therapy works, what it looks like, and how it might be the right model of therapy for you. We hope this information serves to introduce and prepare you for your own journey of healing.
About the Brain
In this section, you will learn about the brain’s amazing ability to heal, survive, and thrive. Using theory and evidence from neuroscience and psychotherapy, this section: explains the adaptive and maladaptive nature of the brain’s neuroplasticity; understands how the body responds to distress and trauma through the lens of polyvagal theory; conceptualizes how healing from trauma occurs through adaptive information processing theory and working memory theory; and, explores the unique, formative impact of negative or traumatic events that occurred during childhood.
About EMDR Therapy
In this section, you will learn more about EMDR therapy and its processes. There is often an air of uncertainty surrounding EMDR; thus, most clients have questions and concerns about the process. Treatment follows a specific sequence of phases to help clients desensitize the distress and reprocess the material that stems from these unresolved memories. EMDR therapists use a technique involving dual attention stimulation, such as eye movements or tapping, to help the client process unresolved memories from adverse or traumatic experiences.