What is EDMR?
Uplift Counseling Services is specialized in EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. EMDR is an empirically studied therapeutic treatment for traumatic life experiences discovered in 1987 by Francine Shapiro, PhD. EMDR targets traumatic memories that are inadequately stored in our information processing system. Therefore, these memories likely hold physiological distress, negative beliefs, emotions, and other sensory symptoms that impact present functioning. With bilateral stimulation also known as eye movements, the mind and body isolate the emotional, physical, and/or cognitive combination of the traumatic experience to foster healing. Through this process, the brain and body begins reprocessing the information and events from the traumatic experience in a more balanced, less adverse, and more healthy way. The bilateral stimulation process allows the brain’s information system to heal by restoring the mind’s reconstruction of the negative belief, restoring the body’s response system to adaptive versus triggered, and restoring the interpretation of the memory chosen for reprocessing. Overall, this leads to a decreased arousal state.
What/Who is EMDR best-suited?
- Children, Adolescents, and Adults with..
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Panic Disorder
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
- Attachment Concerns
- Chronic Pain
Taylor received EMDR training through the EMDR Institute in Asheville, NC in 2018. Her certification was completed as of 1 February 2019. She continues to receive supervision and consult from an EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) certified professional. Taylor is pursuing further continuing education and advanced EMDR training.
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