By: Chelsea Robinson What should you consider doing before reading this blog? Phone a friend. Read part 1 first. (hint: Go with this!) Take a walk. What else does bilateral stimulation (BLS) do? What is the adaptive information processing (AIP) model? During EMDR, BLS activates adaptive information processing—somewhat of a cognitive special effect that helps clients access, … [Read more...] about Go with this (Part 2): EMDR, Bilateral Stimulation (BLS), and the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) Model
Which of the following combinations is the correct acronym for one of the most effective, widely-researched trauma therapy approaches? a. REMD b. EMDR (hint: Go with this!) c. MEDR Time heals all, they say. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is a rare, shining gem that magically defies time—and hands millions of clients first-class train tickets, placing them on a … [Read more...] about Go with this (Part 1): A Quick Intro to EMDR Therapy
A range of experiences can be considered traumatic but do not necessarily meet the criteria for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Big “T” trauma refers to events in which you thought yourself, or a loved one was going to be seriously harmed or die. Examples of Big “T” trauma include sexual assault, rape, combat trauma, serious vehicular accidents, serious medical events, surviving a physical … [Read more...] about 10 Need to Know Facts about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Many people experience anxiety or feel uncomfortable in certain social situations. This nervousness and worry may be normal and appropriate given the situation. For instance most people, even those without social anxiety, may feel nervous meeting their girlfriend/boyfriend’s family for the first time. It would also be normal to feel anxious at a professional event where you have to give a toast or … [Read more...] about Do You Have Social Anxiety?
What Does “EMDR” Stand For? EMDR stands for “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.” What is EMDR? EMDR is a type of therapy used to treat trauma related disorders and emotional distress caused by upsetting life experiences. EMDR uses standardized protocols with bilateral stimulation to facilitate the adaptive processing of traumatic experiences, allowing psychological healing to … [Read more...] about Frequently Asked Questions about EMDR Therapy