People who have suffered for years from anxiety, distressing memories, nightmares, insomnia, abuse, or other traumatic events can now gain relief from a revolutionary new therapy called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Research shows that EMDR is rapid, safe and effective. It does not involve the use of drugs or hypnosis. It is basically a simple, non-invasive patient-therapist collaboration in which healing can happen effectively.
This powerful short-term therapy is highly effective for a wide range of disorders including chronic pain, phobias, depression, panic attacks, eating disorders and poor self-image, stress, worry, stage fright, performance anxiety, recovery from sexual abuse and traumatic incident.
Many clients who have made slow progress in the past, or who have not benefited from more traditional therapies say that with EMDR they have finally found something that works for them!
SPECIAL NOTE: E-EMDR ("Enhanced"-EMDR) IS NOW AVAILABLE!!! For many years practitioners of EMDR, including myself, have been using standard "body tapping," or simple vibrator/audio devices to augment the client-interface part of the process. This device-assisted approach has been effective and, for various reasons, more comfortable for both client and practitioner alike. Yet, since my early career was spent immersed in advanced electronic technologies, it had always seemed that there might just be an even better way. Now, there is!
For over two years I have been developing, testing and using a new and significantly more effective technology as part of the client-therapist interface. At times, the results have been quite remarkable, especially when compared to what has been, and still is, available to other therapists.
Since introducing this advancement to the science of psychotherapy, I have found myself using the older technology only as part of a "brief introduction" to the EMDR process. After that, most people seem to greatly prefer the Enhanced-EMDR approach.
(Please note: The equipment that I use is proprietary only to my practice, and has not yet been patented. So, more cannot be detailed here concerning either its nature or use.)
What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful new psychotherapy technique which has been very successful in helping people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post traumatic stress and many other emotional problems. Read more...
Who Discovered EMDR?
In the late 80’s, psychologist Francine Shapiro, PhD, observed that particular eye movements reduced the intensity of disturbing thoughts in some clients. Dr. Shapiro decided to study this effect scientifically. In 1989, she published an article in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, describing her success using a method she called EMDR. Since that time, other therapists around the world have contributed to its development. It has since evolved into a highly effective technique that incorporates elements from other various treatment modalities.
How Does EMDR Work?
When disturbing experiences happen, they are stored in the brain with all the sights, sounds, thoughts and feelings that accompany them. When a person is very upset, the brain seems to be unable to process the experience as it would normally. Read more...
The Advantages of EMDR Therapy?
Research studies show that EMDR is very effective in helping people process emotionally painful and traumatic experiences. Read more...
What Problems are Helped by EMDR?
Studies to date show a high degree of effectiveness with conditions such as trauma, anxiety, victims of violent crimes and...Read more...
Additional Information on EMDR
Is EMDR effective? Is EMDR the same as hypnosis? What training do EMDR therapists need? What are the objectives of EMDR? Read more...
Paul Solari, MA, LPC Licensed Professional Counselor
Somatic, EMDR, Trauma Holistic Approach Individuals and Couples