EMDR Therapy in Alamo, CA
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is the leading treatment for rapid recovery from traumatic experiences and persistent memories.
EMDR is highly effective in relieving anxiety that lingers from traumas such as losses, natural disasters, car accidents, health problems, life transitions, humiliation, infidelity, rejection, abandonment, abuse, and conflictual situations.
This treatment is a very structured approach than traditional talk therapy, and follows an 8-phase protocol with a bi-lateral stimulation device to process and recover from the memories and traumatic experiences. More information about the device we use can be found here: BLS Device
Distressing experiences can significantly impact our core beliefs and how we perceive ourselves, others, and the world around us. For example, experiencing abandonment or rejection can lead to beliefs such as 'I’m worthless' or 'I'm not good enough'. A demoralizing situation may produce thoughts of 'I'm not safe,' 'I'm not capable' or 'It's all my fault.'
EMDR has more clinical research as a treatment for trauma than any other non-pharmaceutical intervention. Based on empirical evidence as well as thousands of client and clinician testimonials, EMDR has proved an efficacious and rapid method of reprocessing traumatic material.