Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing:  A brief and effective treatment for stress

Description

1. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative therapy that "unlocks" disturbing memories or beliefs and reprocessess them, in some way, so they are no longer as disabling.

2. EMDR can be used for any experientially based psychological problems and has proven especially effective for traumatic imagery associated with posttraumatic stress disorder.

3. A primary benefit of EMDR is its time efficiency, requiring as few as 3 to 5 hours of treatment.

4. Many potential mechanisms (i.e., cognitive, hypnotic, self-disclosure, biological) may account for the effectiveness of EMDR.

Format

Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Gale K. Lee
Randal D. Beaton
Josephine Ensign

Original Work Citation

Lee, G. K., Beaton, R. D., & Ensign, J. (2003, June). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: A brief and effective treatment for stress. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 41(6), 22-31

Collection

Citation

“Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing:  A brief and effective treatment for stress,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed November 26, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16137.

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