EMDR offers new treatment for trauma
His therapist felt that Jack could be helped by a relatively new therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR was originated in 1987 and has become a recognized means of helping those dealing with the effects of traumatic events. EMDR-centered therapy allows the mind to heal from psychological trauma in much the same way that the body heals from physical trauma. If an infection or foreign body interferes with physical healing, medical treatment can allow the normal healing process to continue. EMDR works to unblock emotional trauma so that the mind's natural healing process can continue. (Excerpt)
Original Work Citation
Jackson, J. (2002, April 8). EMDR offers new treatment for trauma. Nursing Spectrum -- New England Edition, 6(2), 17
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