EMDR

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a powerful therapeutic tool that has been thoroughly researched and proven effective for relieving symptoms of trauma. EMDR uses a standard protocol in addition to bilateral stimulation to rapidly integrate and reprocess information through activating networks in the brain. EMDR can help with:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  •  Anxiety
  •  Depression
  •  Activated nervous system
  •  Phobias, fears
  •  Attachment issues, family of origin issues, relationship issues
  •  Addiction, substance abuse, problematic behaviors
  •  Disturbing memories, intrusive thoughts or images
  •  Self-esteem issues
  •  Grief and loss
  •  Eating issues
  •  Failure to launch, disconnect, feeling lost or lacking direction
  •  Artistic blocks, peak performance (athletes)
  •  Trouble “letting go” of something

If you are feeling blocked, stuck, or that you just cannot “get over” something, EMDR can help. I tailor EMDR sessions to each individual. We use a small machine that sends gentle, alternating pulses between your right and left hands in order to integrate information into both right and left hemispheres of the brain. Some people prefer using tapping or bilateral eye movement, which are also options. The goal of EMDR is to reprocess information that has gotten in your way in order to change or remove elements of dysfunction in favor of healthier, more functional, fulfilling patterns. For more information about EMDR click here . If you have questions or would like to discuss EMDR as an option for you, please call me at (310) 770-3136 or email me at aprilmkujawa@gmail.com.