Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a trauma treatment that is used to desensitize the emotions that are attached to traumatic memories. The goal of EMDR is to be able to process memories in a way where the emotions from that memory will no longer be intrusive in your life.
EMDR was originally created to be used for “single incident” traumas, such as an assault or an accident, but can also be used effectively for treatment around chronic traumas, such as childhood abuse, chaotic environments, repeated traumas, and abusive relationships. EMDR can also be used for chronic pain as it is a treatment that can effectively target trauma symptoms as they are stored in your body.
Josh Goldman has been using EMDR with clients for the last 10 years and has helped many clients find relief from thoughts, emotions and sensations that have been intrusive in their lives for years.
For more information on EMDR and the process, you can read through the “definition of EMDR” as written by the EMDR International Association here. If you are interested in EMDR to help you move past traumas in your life, please talk with Josh to see if EMDR would be the right treatment for you.