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Blogs – EMDR

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Postpartum depression (also known as postnatal depression or PPD) is a mood disorder that arises after childbirth. While postpartum depression can occur at any time within the first year, symptoms typically appear between two weeks to a month after delivery. Symptoms can include anxiety, lack...

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Or EMDR  Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing or EMDR is a therapy technique that is used to treat patients who are troubled by traumatic memories. The technique focuses on the emotions and negative feelings triggered by trauma. EMDR is most commonly used...

In 1987, psychologist Francine Shapiro found – more or less by accident – that the emotional pain induced by certain traumatic thoughts and memories was reduced when sufferers moved their eyes back and forth at a certain rhythm and in a certain way, often to...

A Quick View of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) What is EMDR? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a non-conventional type of psychotherapy crafted to reduce negative thoughts and feelings arising from traumatic experiences. The primary targets of EMDR are not only on the traumatic...

PTSD Therapy Although EMDR is effective as a PTSD Therapy, a lesser known option – and one that is at least as effective as EMDR – is known among professional therapists as “prolonged exposure.” Developed and tested primarily by the remarkable Israeli researcher and psychologist, Dr. Edna...