EMDR or Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a pretty new, nontraditional type of psychotherapy. The popularity of this technique has been in demand in the recent times especially for treating PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder. This technique does not depend on medications or talk therapy instead it uses the patient’s rapid, rhythmic eye movements. These eye movements diminish the emotional memories of past disturbing events. Splankna Therapy Institute incorporates EMDR along with two other mind- body treatments.

Things to expect from EMDR- Splankna Therapy Institute Clears It Out

The session can last up to 90 minutes. The therapist would move his or her fingers backward and forward in near to your face and will ask you to follow these hand motions with eyes. In addition to this, the therapist can also use hand or toe tapping or musical tones. You will be asked by the therapist to recall a disturbing event and this should consist of the body sensations and emotions that go along with it. Bit by bit the therapist will assist you to change the thoughts to more pleasing ones. This form of technique is often used to treat certain psychological problems such as eating disorders, panic attacks, anxiety and addictions. It also helps in treating people suffering from discomfort when it comes to public speaking as well as dental procedures.

EMDR seems to be a safe therapy, with no negative side effects and thus is often found to be used by well- known practitioners.

In what way EMDR works?

EMDR reduces anxiety and enables patients to better take control of their disturbing thoughts. This therapy involves attention to three time periods:  the present, future, and past.  Focus is given to the upsetting memories and related events of the past. Here, an eight-phase treatment approach is conducted:

  • In the first phase, the client is assessed by the therapist to develop a treatment plan. To process EMDR, client and therapist recognize possible targets such as current situations and upsetting memories that cause emotional distress. Stress is given on the development of specific skills and behaviors that will be required by the client in future conditions.
  • In the next phase, the therapist may teach the client a variety of stress reduction and imagery techniques. The objective of EMDR is to produce fast and successful change to the client.
  • In the third phase till the sixth one, by using EMDR therapy procedures a target is recognized and processed.
  • In the next phase, the therapist asks the client to keep a record to document any associated material that may come up.
  • The last phase or phase eight comprises inspecting the progress made so far.  The EMDR therapy processes all associated historical events, future events and current incidents that provoke pain and will require different replies.

So, it can be concluded by stating that Splankna Therapy Institute incorporates EMDR therapy as it helps in correcting imbalances associated with the physiology of unresolved stress to reduce worry, phobias and anxiety and allows an individual to lead a better quality life.