EDMR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
For virtually everyone there are certain negative life experiences that exert a lasting influence. For some individuals the consequences of those experiences are quite dramatic. When the disturbance in emotion, thought, or behavior from an event reaches a high level of severity it might be diagnosed as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). For other individuals, the effects of those negative life experiences are not as profound. However, they might encounter somewhat similar situations which they do not manage as effectively as expected. A subtle but significant impact upon quality of life is the result.
EMDR is a simple and typically brief therapeutic procedure developed to address the enduring consequences of thosenegative life experiences. EMDR research has focused primarily on addressing symptoms of PTSD. However clinical application of EMDR has demonstrated its utility in a broad range of issues. Problems in the workplace, relationships, school, athletic performance, among others are amenable to EMDR processing. Significant benefit is often observed in 1-2 sessions. The staff of Midwest Neurofitness has provided EMDR since 1994.
EMDR appears to stimulate the brain to spontaneously process traumatic memories resulting in a healthier adaptive perspective of the experience. The simplicity of the EMDR procedure and the minimal need for verbalization allows for use with clients of all ages.