EMDR Therapy Infographic

What is EMDR Therapy?

  • EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
  • It is a non-traditional psychotherapy approach developed in the late 1980s by Francine Shapiro, PhD, an American psychologist.
  • There have been numerous studies that show evidence of its effectiveness in treatment.

What is EMDR Therapy used for?

A few examples include:

  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Drug Addiction
  • Eating Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress

How does EMDR work?

  • EMDR is composed of 8 stages that prods the patient to acknowledge the root of their trauma, typically a singular traumatic experience that served as a catalyst for the mental illness to form.
  • Guided by the EMDR therapist, the patient is able to reprocess the significant memory, allowing them the opportunity to relearn or adjust their perspective on the trauma in a healthier way.


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