If you've been through one or more traumatic events in your life that continue to 'haunt'
you significantly, if the past won't let go of you and you feel like you're a prisoner of
intrusive thoughts and memories of things that have happened, EMDR may help.

"EMDR is an acronym for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.  It is an
innovative clinical treatment that has successfully helped over a million individuals who
have survived trauma, including sexual abuse, domestic violence, combat, crime, and
those suffering from a number of other complaints including depressions, addictions,
phobias, and a variety of self-esteem issues."

It is "a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional
distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  Repeated studies show that by
using EMDR people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years
to make a difference."

I'm a Level II Trained EMDR clinician and have been using EMDR in treatment for about
ten years now.  For more information, research, and a great list of "Frequently Asked
Questions", I refer you to the official EMDR website,
http://www.emdr.com.  Please feel
free to call me if you have any questions about this treatment.
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1.  Overview and General Description (n.d.)  Retrieved April 8th, 2003 from http://www.emdr.com/title.

2.  What is EMDR? (n.d.) Retrieved July 12th, 2013 from
Click the link below for printable information on PTSD, offered here with
the kind permission of Kim T. Meuser and Shirley M. Glynn from their
book, Behavioral Family Therapy for Psychiatric Disorders.

Facts about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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