EMDR therapy is a very powerful therapeutic technique that helps to heal at the deepest level. Incorporating EMDR therapy has transformed my clinical practice in working with those who struggle with an emotional attachment to food, eating disorders, negative body image, anxiety and PTSD. EMDR therapy allows a reduction in emotional and physical distress, increased self-awareness and a renewed perspective on the present moment. I have been especially inspired by the power of EMDR when women feel a deeper sense of self-acceptance both internally and externally. This renewed self-acceptance and awareness creates a deeper connection to the core of their being as well as a sense of balance and peace within.
According to EMDR International Association:
"Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma, anxiety, eating disorders, and many other mental health conditions.
EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way that the brain processes information. Normal information processing is resumed, so following a successful EMDR session, a person no longer relives the images, sounds, and feelings when the event is brought to mind. You still remember what happened, but it is less upsetting.
EMDR can be thought of as a physiologically based therapy that helps a person see disturbing material in a new and less distressing way."