6 Benefits of EMDR Therapy
Updated: Feb 21
EMDR Therapy is an incredibly effective integrative psychotherapy that helps individuals heal from trauma. One of the reasons EMDR is so effective is because it combines elements of several evidenced-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and somatic approaches, just to name a few!
And even though you may not be able to see your therapist in person, our therapists are all trained in how to do EMDR Virtually. Some of the potential benefits of EMDR Therapy may include:
Resolution of Trauma
Your past no longer affects your present. You feel able to fully live in the moment and not be haunted by things from the past. When we reprocess traumatic memories with EMDR Therapy, those memories become properly stored in the brain, so that they no longer get triggered in day-to-day life.
Improved Sleep Quality
Individuals report difficulty with sleep when they've experienced trauma. EMDR Therapy helps improve the functioning of the nervous system, so you sleep better.
Better Physical Health
The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES) demonstrated the strong link between childhood trauma and heart disease and other chronic health conditions. By working through your trauma, you can improve the stress levels in your body, which can improve your overall physical health
Improved Focus and Concentration
Individuals with PTSD/C-PTSD have difficulty with focus and attention. This is for many reasons, including the improper storage of the trauma memory in the brain and the nervous system stuck in a state of hypo- or hyperarousal, which impacts one's ability to pay attention.
Individuals struggling with unprocessed trauma may have difficulty with interpersonal relationships. Resolving the trauma can improve your behavior, which in turn, can improve how you interact with others.
Better Parenting Skills
If you're working on healing from your childhood trauma, it’s going to have a significant impact on your ability to effectively parent your own children. This is one of the biggest benefits of trauma therapy - it doesn't just help the individual heal, but it helps the children of trauma survivors, so they can have the benefit of an emotionally regulated, attuned parent. That's how we can change the course of an entire generation's future.
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Learn more about our EMDR Therapy and EMDR Intensive programs. If you or a loved one is interested in exploring EMDR treatment, please contact us today. We would be happy to speak with you about getting started.