Cincinnati EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment effectively used to treat trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other co-occurring disorders. The goal of EMDR treatment is to rapidly demobilize the dysfunctional residual trappings from the past trauma and reframe it into something useful. EMDR takes the traumatic information and focuses on how to reframe it in a better, more positive light. In addition, EMDR finds the negative belief one has learned from the trauma and reprocesses it into a positive belief. For example, someone who believed he was a victim can now see himself as a survivor. Like physical pain, psychological pain must be dealt with and treated in order for the brain to heal and move on. During treatment at our Cincinnati, Ohio facility, a trained EMDR therapist will discuss with the client what they would like to target from their past. They will discuss their negative cognitions that arose from the trauma and how it can be reprocessed. Careful attention is given to past images, beliefs, emotions, physical responses, increased awareness, and interpersonal systems. Studies have shown that EMDR can positively change how one views and thinks about themselves, their peers, their past, and the world around them.

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