Published: 05. 05. 2017 - 3:52
What is EMDR?

A scientifically proven, highly successful psychotherapeutic method that enables rapid desensitization of traumatic memory and cognitive restructuring that leads to significant reduction of symptoms (emotional stress, disturbing thoughts, anxiety, flashback, nightmares).

The method is based on eye movements (or other forms of alternating stimulation left / right: alternating tap / lash on the left and right hand, sound signals in the left and right ear) together with a picture of a scene of a traumatic event, negative beliefs related to it, emotional suffering And physical sensations facilitate the processing of information until it is resolved.

Studies studying the efficacy of the EMDR method show that on average 3-6 sessions give 77-100% of PTSD remission to individual traumatic victims, and 12 sessions are needed for multiple trauma victims such as for example returnee soldiers.

Although initially this method was used only in PTSD treatment, it has recently been used in the treatment of various psychic disorders such as other anxiety disorders (e.g., panic disorder with agoraphobia, different phobias), somatoform disorders, personality disorders, Mood disorders, especially depression, and in the treatment of aspects related to self-esteem. EMDR is used for problems of the past, present and also for the desired behavior in the future.