EMDR therapy has been shown to successfully solve trauma related issues in patients.
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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
EMDR uses the method of bilateral stimulation to turn the negative views of the past into positive ones,.
There are many advantages of opting for EMDR therapy
If EMDR therapy is successful:
EMDR therapy works by 8 phases
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The therapist discusses the past memories and traumatic events
The therapist will take the complete history of the traumatic event/events. He will then conduct appropriate assessments to identify the specific memory targets for the treatment process.
The therapist explains the treatment procedure
The therapist introduces the patient to different accessory procedures to be utilized in the therapeutic process. The therapist will explain and teach bilateral stimulation too.
The patient focuses on the memory. Therapist assesses different components.
The following memory components are assessed:
Bilateral stimulation is used while the patient focuses on the past memory.
During this phase, the patient will report whatever new thoughts may appear regarding the incident. The primary objective of this phase is to enable the patient to stop seeing the traumatic memory as distressing.
Strengthening of positive cognitions
Different relaxation and bilateral stimulation techniques are used to strengthen the positive techniques.
Sixth phase of the treatment process.
During this phase, the therapist asks the patient to be mindful of the bodily sensations when the patient focuses on the past trauma.
Closure ends the therapeutic session
The therapist provides techniques, instructions and actionable steps that can be taken if the past trauma resurfaces
Final phase of EMDR
The therapist will use the different psychological tests to measure the patient’s responsiveness. The therapist identifies if more therapy is needed.
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