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Shapiro said studies showing the dominant half of the brain processes positive ideas, with negative ideas processed in the other, may be a clue to how EMDR works. (Excerpt)

The 8-year-old treatment is known as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR. Advocates say it is rapidly effective for people with post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as anxiety, depression and panic attacks. (Excerpt)

EMDR came to Shapiro in one of those inexplicable, serendipitous leaps that are typical of both crackpot notions and breakthrough ideas. She was walking in a park, she said, plagued by disturbing thoughts, when, all at once, the thoughts went away.…

Oklahoma City — Desperate to rid himself of nightmares about the federal building bombing, Greg Pruitt settled into a chair and watched his therapist's fingers move rhythmically from side to side. (Excerpt)

Vivências traumáticas prejudicam amplamente a qualidade de vida, mas, felizmente, é possível tratá-las com métodos rápidos e eficazes, como o EMDR e experiência somática, técnicas cada vez mais utilizadas pelos especialistas. Traumatic experiences…

Barber is meeting with a counselor and using a form of psychotherapy called EMDR, or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, "it hasn't stopped the dreams the dreams or stopped the remembering but it has given me a way to deal with emotion…

How many sessions? “It depends on the issue,” Dr Lee says. “Some people need just one 60- to 90-minute session, others may need a few.”

“The pain that I was in was so severe, I was crying 18 hours a day,” said Kate Keleher, referring to the effects of Post‐Traumatic Stress Disorder on her life. That was before she discovered Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)…

The EMDR technique is intriguing. Turino explained that once a counselor and client have developed a comfortable rapport, the client focuses on a disturbing aspect of the traumatic incident. The counselor and client talk briefly about the negative…

A multipart series looks at the incidents of sex crimes in the Newberg area, its causes, prosecution and treatment options

The first few weeks focus on learning basic coping skills such as how to reduce anxiety and fight fear, as well as yoga and meditation for relaxation. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, an evidence-based practice for treating PTSD, is…

The number of people suffering from post traumatic stress disorder is rising in the El Paso area. It's not just soldiers returning from war; it's also children and families exposed to the violence in Juarez.

I knew about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy from one of my best friends, Lily Burana. I had watched it do wonders for her and her combat-veteran husband, and I'd read her enthusiastic account of the experience in her memoir "I…

Curing severe psychological trauma or phobias in people can take years. But a new therapy called EMDR is helping hundreds of thousands of patients cut that time to less than ten hours. Joining us now to talk about it is psychotherapist Sharon Cass…

Experts said that's what life is like for soldiers who return from war with post-traumatic stress disorder. With about 3,400 Oklahoma National Guardsmen set to deploy to Afghanistan next year with the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Guard leaders…

Licensed clinical social worker and founder of her own psychotherapy practice in Lincoln Square in Chicago, Bell has made it her life goal to help other people get through the problems that plague them. Seeing up to eight patients a day, she works on…

Assaltos, sequestros, tiroteios entre policiais e bandidos. A rotina de violência das cidades leva um número cada vez maior de pessoas a buscar ajuda de psiquiatras e psicólogos. Os especialistas, por sua vez, discutem o tema e adaptam técnicas para…

A new therapy called eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is helping trauma patients feel calmer and open up.

"I thought it was a bunch of hocus-pocus," said Lisa's therapist, Karen Wray, a Longmont counselor certified to practice EMDR by the Texas-based EMDR International Association.

Since its debut in the late 1980s, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, EMDR, has divided mental health experts. Some say it's a painless therapy for the treatment of single-incident traumas, such as natural disasters, rape or combat.…

The article on James Taylor, the jazz musician and therapist, states: "Taylor has been using the comparatively novel technique of EMDR (eye-movement desensitisation and programming), which uses the practice of getting patients to look left and right…

Dr. Shapiro also found that most people felt better after they had undergone just two or three sessions of EMDR therapy.

In November, she read about a trauma treatment called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). It sounded "kinda goofy," so she set it aside.

Therapists using an ''eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing'' treatment - known as EMDR and developed in 1989 to treat trauma victims - are finding rapid improvements among stressed-out movers and shakers who have never seen a day of war, an…

In Eye Movement Therapy Offers Hope For Trauma Victims (March 13), Sheldon Walker mentions his enthusiasm for EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). According to him, "positive results can often be achieved very quickly with this…

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) has been documented as one of the most effective treatments for post-traumatic stress by numerous well-designed empirical studies. Describing it in the same paragraph as the rebirthing/attachment…

Amazed that I couldn't remember anything about my life before mum was murdered, the detective suggested that I visit a specialist in EMDR.

I consider that I have never been rendered so emotionally well as I am now as a result of this EMDR therapy. The EMDR Association can be contacted on 020-8951 3420 or at www. emdr.practitioner.net. I would seriously recommend anyone who is struggling…

Curry: The theory behind this therapy, often called EMDR, is that when a disturbing event occurs, it can get locked in the nervous system with the original picture, sounds, thoughts, and feelings. The eye movement purportedly serves to unlock the…

EMDR involves desensitising the emotion attached to a particular issue. A typical session begins with a discussion of what is responsible for the fear. Often it comes from having being put on the spot in childhood. It may be that your father or…

EMDR is a technique which can help you look fears and phobias in the eye. With a simple series of rapid eye movements, practitioners believe you can access the source of anxieties and dispel the fear. It's swift, effective and the results are…

In fact, there are now a wide range of therapeutic approaches to treating stress-related disorders. One which has some features in common with the cognitive behavioural approach of trying to desensitise traumatic memory is called Eye Movement…

It is also true that there are at least three relatively new therapies widely practised in North America which can help expedite relief for PTSD sufferers. These therapies are: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) developed by Dr.…

Yet the treatment, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), is believed by some to be one of the most effective treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a new and controversial technique used in cases of post-traumatic stress disorder.

From Dr Aulakh It may be that Andrew Ravensdale has had enough of "therapy" (The Last Taboo, August 19). However, he might be interested to learn about EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, first discovered by Francine Shapiro. It is…

Sure, it sounds wacky, but 14 controlled studies support EMDR's effects, making it the most thoroughly researched method ever used in the treatment of trauma. It has also been supported by Professor Van der Kolk, of Harvard University, and a world…

A therapy which mimics Rapid Eye Movement during deep sleep is proving highly effective in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and repressed psychological pain. Denise Laing reports

When I raised my eyebrows in disbelief Dr Wolowski conceded he, too, had been extremely sceptical at first. But after six years of treating hundreds of patients with the technique, he is now one of its strongest advocates. While EMDR is still…

Iris explained that, in cognitive therapy, this was called memory "processing", and the particular method she used had a rather scientific-sounding name - EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. But it was actually quite simple. It…

On April 19, 1995 in Oklahoma city at 9.02 am, a car bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. At that moment Linda was dressing in her living room a block away and the blast made her unconscious. Getting back her consciousness after a…

The engineer was recalling all this as he began a behavioral-health technique known as eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), which helps victims of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other types of psychological trauma to…

"Since trauma is stored in the limbic, when you think of it, you don't get a narrative, you get a bodily and emotional experience," said Nancy Errebo, doctor of psychology and a certified EMDR instructor in Missoula who trained with Shapiro. EMDR…

As a 20-year-old, a writer was beaten and left for dead in his home. After years of flashbacks, he found a therapy, based on eye movement, that made his memories bearable.

Introduction of cognitive therapies gave a new hope. Beck and other pioneers in CBT helped a large number of people with emotional problems. Among all contemporary psychotherapies EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) became unique.…

A few years ago, my friend Ally, who had a somewhat unwarranted confidence in my knowledge of Things Psychological, asked if I knew anything about EMDR; she had suffered some severe childhood trauma, and was thinking of trying it. "EMDR?" I asked,…

A book from my childhood about Medal of Honor winners has a chapter about him: "Too Young to Fight." The Texas boy lied about his age at 17, his face and physique betraying him to the Marines who turned him away. Enlisting in the Army at the stroke…

When Lenox psychotherapist Valerie Sheehan recently spoke to a group of Berkshire County school adjustment counselors about EMDR, a therapy technique originally developed to treat trauma-related disturbances and now used to treat a wide range of…

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