Every Morning is a beginning. You can choose to continue what you started yesterday, or pursue a different direction.
We feel comfort in clinging to the old patterns, but to move forward, we must be prepared for a period of chaos, when the pathway isn’t always clear. Trust your instinct, allow sufficient time along your pathway for your ideas to unfold. If you have defined your objectives, clarified the steps along the way, the change is within reach.
— Deanna De Chauron, Artist
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a therapeutic technique and a way of treating trauma that can help you address issues from your past, present and future. It has been the subject of numerous clinical studies, and is the therapy of choice for traumatic memories and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Although it is not completely understood how EMDR works, it is believed that it facilitates the processing of traumatic memories, which are stored in the right Limbic Brain, to the left side of the brain where they can be accessed without emotional and sensory activation. A processed memories is a memory that lives in the past, not experienced as something occurring in the present.
In a typical EMDR session, a memory is targeted and a series of questions identifies beliefs, emotional and somatic activation and level of disturbance. Then, bi-lateral processing occurs with the client moving the eyes from side to side, holding a “buzzer” in each hand or listening to alternating tones. Frequently the issue can be resolved in one session, but may take longer. For more information, go to emdr.com.