EMDR Therapy

What is EMDR 

Developed by Psychologist Francine Shapiro, EMDR stands for Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization. It focuses on how memory is stored in the brain and is a successful evidenced-based method for treating trauma.

How it is used

EMDR uses dual attention stimulation (eye movements, tapping, or rhythmic audio sounds) to activate the brain’s orienting response, allowing you to access adaptive information and attach it to the memory of trauma. “EMDR connects the ‘here and now’ parts of your brain to the ‘then and there’ trauma parts until your brain says. ‘ Oh it’s over. I’m okay.’”(McDonald and Johnston)

Gospel Connections

The God who created you fully understands your body, emotions, and your neurological functions. Holistic healing addresses all of you. Realizing who God is, His love for His children, and trusting his promises can be part of the process in healing trauma. EMDR can utilize these truths.