What is EMDR, and How Can It Help With Anxiety?

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EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a type of therapy that can be used to help people suffering from anxiety.

Since 1989, EMDR has continued to show great promise in treating trauma-related symptoms, as well as anxiety and depression.

EMDR works by helping the brain to process and store memories that have impacted a client’s development of anxiety symptoms in a more efficient way.

How does EMDR work?

EMDR combines eye movements and other forms of bilateral stimulation to help the brain process memories more effectively. The therapist will guide the client through a series of eye movements while occasionally also providing other forms of stimulation, such as tapping or noise. This helps the brain to process memories in a more efficient way and can reduce the symptoms of anxiety.

Is EMDR effective?

EMDR is an effective treatment for anxiety disorders. In one study, 80% of people who received EMDR therapy showed improvement in their symptoms after 12 sessions.  Other studies have found that EMDR can be as effective or even more effective than traditional therapy approaches. 

Overall, it is clear that EMDR has the potential to help people manage and reduce their anxiety symptoms.

What Types of Anxiety Can EMDR Treat?

EMDR is most commonly used to treat generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder, but it can also be helpful for other types of anxiety, including anxiety from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. If you are suffering from anxiety, it is worth considering EMDR as a possible treatment option.

Who Can Benefit From EMDR?

EMDR can treat various anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. If you suffer from any of these disorders, you may benefit from EMDR therapy.

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