Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) In New Jersey

EMDR New Jersey

The information below is about EFT – Emotional Freedom Tapping or Technique, if you would like to learn about Robert’s EFT therapy services for New Jersey and New York residents click the link: http://www.drrobertg.com/eft-emdr-healing/

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness caused by an exposure to a life-threatening traumatic event that is not integrated into the person’s memory normally.

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is specially designed to treat PTSD. An Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapist may use EMDR therapy to treat other conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

During the initial treatment session, the EMDR therapist takes the patient’s history and discusses the need for EMDR. The therapist will describe the process so the patient knows what to expect. This is the first phase of treatment. Most EMDR therapists use a multi-phase approach to this treatment in which the patient advanced through steps that help to pinpoint the problematic memory and work to successfully integrate the memory.

Stress management techniques may be taught as the second stage of treatment. The ability to handle emotional distress is an important part of the treatment of trauma. The therapist may guide the patient through visualization exercises and teach relaxation techniques.

The stages that follow may include times when the counselor moves his fingers back and forth in front of the patient while the patient watches the hand movement. During this time, the EMDR therapist asks the patient about the traumatic event and memories related to the trauma. The therapist may ask for details such as the sounds and smells that the person experienced during the traumatic situation.

A memory of trauma is not the only target of this treatment. People who have experienced life-changing trauma often have developed negative beliefs about themselves and others which can cause anxiety and difficulty functioning in social situations. The EMDR therapist will help the person to overcome these obstacles related to the trauma.

Many people assume that emotional trauma requires a long recovery time. The use of eye movement desensitization reprocessing therapy can dramatically shorten the recovery period. The progress that may take years for a PTSD patient to achieve with cognitive behavioral therapy can be reached in a fraction of that time with EMDR therapy.

EMDR therapy is often conducted during 90-minute sessions. The number of sessions may vary from patient to patient and among therapists. Some patients may need as few as three sessions while others may need twelve or more. Typically, people who have experienced recurrent trauma need more sessions than people who are recovering from a single traumatic event.

The information above is about EFT –  if you would like to learn about Robert’s EFT therapy services for New Jersey and New York residents click the link: http://www.drrobertg.com/eft-emdr-healing/

Servicing New Jersey Bergen County, NJ

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Passaic County, New Jersey

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