Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapeutic intervention developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro to address traumatic stress.  

EMDR has been used to treat a wide range of troubling negative experiences, from extreme incidents like rape, combat accidents, natural disasters and crime, to loss of a loved one, having an angry or alcoholic parent or being the victim of bullying, teasing or emotional abuse.

Since traumatic experiences can play a role in many problems, EMDR can also help with:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • phobia
  • fears related to medical procedures
  • sexual problems
  • chronic pain
  • sleep problems
  • learning difficulties
  • performance anxiety

For more information about EMDR follow the link to the EMDR Institute http://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/