EMDR is appropriate for adults as well as adolescents and children. Although EMDR is traditionally used to treat trauma, anyone can benefit from EMDR therapy.
It could be, “I’m not good enough,” or “I am not safe,” etc. These negative beliefs affect how people look at their lives and how they interact with others.
EMDR is based on a theory that suggests when a person finds themselves to feel “stuck”, the left and right sides of the brain no longer communicate around the negative belief, making it harder for some traditional therapies to have an effect.
By stimulating both the left and right side of the brain, while a therapist guides a client through recalling a disturbing experience, allows for reprocessing and healing to take place.
Bilateral stimulation can occur using eye movements, following a therapist’s fingers from left to right, watching a light from one eye to the other, listening to sounds from one ear to the other, or using a tapping method.
This is because bilateral stimulation helps clients to rapidly get “unstuck” and complete the processing of a memory or fear so healing and growth can take place.
Due to EMDR relying on processing happening in the brain, less talking is required than in other forms of therapy.
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