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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is “a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories,” the EMDR Institute website explains. [Excerpt]

When Franchino finished his time at the treatment center, he already felt much better. He went into the center with his anxiety level usually at a 7 or an 8 out of 10. These days? Franchino said he’s usually a 2 or a 3, but still has bad days. As…

Firefighters are strong, smart, resilient heroes and heroines, showing unprecedented bravery in the face of life-threatening events, yet many suffer in silence from the cumulative exposure to human tragedy and the lack of training on how to manage…

Since reading up on Eye Motion Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), I have been recommending it to hundreds of our Helpline callers and have heard incredible stories of the positive affect it has had on them. I know for a fact that there are folks…

Geiselhart credits the six months he did in EMDR therapy for getting him off meth and freeing his mind of the ghosts of traumas past. In fact, he kicked meth cold turkey after his first EMDR session. And over the next few months he began sleeping…

He contacted the organization Share the Load, and says, “15 seconds after calling and I knew I would be OK.” He went for treatment in Fargo and took part in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). “My mind didn’t process (the accidents…
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