• Natural and manmade disasters
  • Accidents
  • Surgery
  • Burn victims
  • Somatic problems/somatoform disorders,
  • Depression
  • A variety of PTSD symptoms.

1: http://www.emdr.com/faqs.html

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This video is a little old and much research has been conducted since, but it provides a good introduction.

EMDR has been found to be effective with:

  • Combat trauma
  • Phobias
  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Excessive grief
  • Disturbing life experiences
  • Sexual assaults

EMDR

(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) 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. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain's information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes 1.