What is EMDR?

EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, utilizes the brain’s natural tendency to heal by stimulating both sides of the brain through the use of eye movements, taps, or sounds. Dual awareness is created as the client concentrates on a distressing/traumatic incident while staying grounded in the present by tracking movements or sounds made by the therapist. Research has proven this to be an extremely effective treatment for trauma because it resolves the current symptoms and creates new neural pathways in the brain allowing the client to view his or her situation more realistically.

Clients who have engaged in EMDR have seen dramatic improvement in their symptoms in much less time than traditional talk therapy because the process addresses deep seated negative beliefs and replaces them with more realistic and adaptive truths. EMDR seeks to resolve issues from the past, relieve the symptoms experienced in the present, and to provide a new template for dealing with the future. For a more in depth description of EMDR please follow this link. To learn more about the EMDR services at CCCG read our EMDR Services Brochure.

Is EMDR right for you?

EMDR is effective with many mental health conditions such as:

  • Panic attacks
  • Disturbing memories
  • Phobias
  • Pain disorders
  • Performance anxiety
  • Stress reduction
  • Sexual and/or physical abuse
  • Body dysmorphic disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Would you like to try EMDR to help you resolve your symptoms? Care and Counseling Center of Georgia is here for you! Call Carol Pitts at 404-636-1457, ext. 406.