What does EMDR stand for?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
Wow, that’s quite a term. What kind of psychotherapy is EMDR?
At its core, EMDR enables emotionally distressed people to recover from the symptoms of their trauma.
What is so innovative about EMDR?
Many people are under the impression that psychotherapies typically take years to make a difference in those with severe emotional trauma. EMDR can greatly reduce recovery time from a traumatic incident.
Okay; give me a rundown.
When you fall and cut your hand on a concrete sidewalk, the wound won’t close correctly if you have gravel or dirt lodged in the cut. The mind is similar in its healing process. The brain naturally takes steps toward healing, but if the processing system has a block from the impact of a traumatic event, the emotional wound can’t heal correctly either. Intense suffering occurs, just like with an infection. EMDR removes this block and allows the brain to perform its natural healing processes so that recovery can continue.
May I have some stats to back up EMDR’s claim?
Yes! After over 30 positive controlled outcome studies, here are some results:
One study showed that after three 90-minute sessions, 84 – 90% of single-trauma victims no longer manifested post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms
An HMO Kaiser Permanente funded-study published findings stating that 100% of single-trauma victims and 77% of multiple-trauma victims no longer showed PTSD symptoms after six 50-minute sessions.
Another study found 77% of combat veterans to be free of PTSD in 12 sessions.
EMDR is now recognized as a proven form of treatment for trauma and other disturbing events by:
The American Psychiatric Association
The World Health Organization
The Department of Defense
So who can I talk to more about this?
Call us! Ranch Hands Rescue: 940-240-0500. If you have to leave a voicemail, we’ll get back with you just as soon as we can. We’d love to hear from you!