EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Its a long phrase to describe something that is simple. Every night when you go to bed and dream your eyes dart back and forth in a process called Rapid Eye Movement. Researchers have discovered that these nightly eye movements help the brain process trauma. When a person develops PTSD, the brain for unknown reasons is not able to process the trauma at night time during dreaming. In my practice, I have discovered that artificially inducing rapid eye movement while my client is talking about the trauma rapidly reduces the physiological and emotional impact of the memory. Adult onset trauma, such as car accidents, near drowings, rape, assaults, robberies, and shootings typically resolve within 6 sessions. EMDR is fast and most clients notice a reduction in symptoms in the first session. If you would like to know more about this process, please call me and we can discuss whether this technique would be useful to you.