Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a therapeutic technique that allows your brain to reprocess a negative event, memory, or situation that has occurred in your life and gives you the ability to think about the event in a more adaptive way.
Sometimes when an event like that occurs, the brain gets stuck with the original picture of the event, and the thoughts, feelings, sounds, sights, and even bodily sensations that happened originally can get locked in our brains. Through bilateral stimulation (eye movements back and forth, alternating tapping, or even alternating tones), we are able to stimulate that information and allow the brain to reprocess the experience. This is similar to what occurs in REM sleep when your brain naturally processes what happened during the day.
One of the best parts about EMDR is that you are in control! Your brain is doing its own healing, which gives you a sense of power! EMDR is effective with all kinds of mental health issues and could be the technique that allows you to finally feel healthy and whole again.
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About Jack Fox:
Jack graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.S. in Psychology. He recently finished his graduate work at Regent University with an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Throughout his studies, Jack has seen and worked with many clients. His clients have been adolescents and adults, struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment issues. He has even worked with people with a desire to get to know themselves just a little bit better! The more Jack has worked with people, the more a simple truth has come to light: You are not alone!
Jack believes that success in therapy results from a combination of understanding first what is dysfunctional, then where the dysfunction comes from. To learn more about Jack, visit HERE.