How Long Does EMDR Therapy Take and its Phases

EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy is a way of using eye movement and psychotherapy together. The aim is to use physical movement in the patient to distract them while they talk about their traumas. 

This is an effective way to treat Fibromyalgia caused physical and emotional pain; PTSD or traumatic incidents in a patient’s life, psychosis or hallucinations and even symptoms of schizophrenia. 

Stress is a psychological and emotional disturbance that everyone at some point or the other experiences in their lives. When not treated it can become chronic and  debilitating. The best way to handle stress is to treat it medically.

EMDR Therapy is an alternative way of treatment if one were to avoid taking heavy drugs. This therapy usually takes 60 minutes to 90 minutes on an average. It can be coupled with other therapies or used individually.

Conditions where EMDR are helpful
Originally, EMDR was developed to treat the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and phobias. In Australia, APS recommends using EMDR for treatment of PTSD, Trauma and Depression.

Elsewhere, therapists also use EMDR to treat eating disorders, schizophrenia, sexual dysfunction, and stress caused by chronic disease.

How does EMDR help?

EMDR helps process past experiences and reduce the distress experienced while recalling those traumatic events.

Through EMDR, negative thoughts and feelings that are irrelevant to the present context are replaced with positive thoughts and feelings that improves well being and improves social interactions and behaviour.

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